Vandals damage Holocaust sculpture at Milton cemetery
Shared from the Boston Globe.
Two bronze Stars of David have been stolen from a memorial sculpture at Milton Cemetery for a girl killed in the Holocaust, a crime the artist Monday denounced as a “despicable” act of hatred.
“I’m very upset, because it’s not merely a sculpture,” said Fred Manasse, 81, who created Myriam’s Memorial to honor his sister, who died in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. “It is a memorial for my sister and the one-and-a-half million children who died in the Holocaust.”
The memorial was installed in the summer of 2014 at the historic cemetery and included two bronze Stars of David atop a white marble plinth.
Manasse, a Waltham resident who was born in Germany and last saw his sister in 1939 when she was a toddler, said the theft “has to be considered a hate crime, because it’s clearly a Jewish symbol,” he said.
Any information on the crime:
Milton Police Detectives at: 617-698-3800
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