Giant Swastika Painted on Bristol Car on Yom Kippur
September 30, 2020
Police in Bristol, England, are investigating a giant swastika found painted on the hood of a car across the street from a Jewish resident on Yom Kippur.
Local Jewish resident Nick Bayne found the swastika across from his home and tweeted an image of the symbol. Bayne also explained his horror in witnessing this sight on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.
“We woke up to our neighbor’s car tagged with a giant neon Swastika. It’s Yom Kippur, and this makes me sick both as a Jew and as a human.”
“This is the holiest day of the #Jewish year, and to have a swastika suddenly appear RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM OUR FLAT, in #Bristol of all places, is absolutely harrowing. My wife is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, and this causes deep upset and anxiety.”
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin tweeted: “This is the shocking sight of rising #Antisemitism – a swastika sprayed on a car on Yom Kippur in Britain yesterday. Words of condemnation are not enough. We need #Holocaust education and remembrance so governments and societies everywhere actively challenge this threat to Jews.”
Bristol police have launched an investigation.