Multiple “stumbling stones” bearing names of people murdered or abducted by the Nazis were uprooted overnight in Berlin, German media report. Police are investigating, and some local politicians blame far-right extremists for the theft.
The Holocaust memorial stones were stolen from Berlin’s districts of Neukoelln and Britz, the Berliner Kurier newspaper reported on Tuesday. Local residents reported more missing stones later in the day, prompting police to launch an investigation into the thefts.
Police said it is unclear who was behind the thefts, adding that detectives specializing in politically-motivated crime had been dispatched, according to Deutsche Welle. While the probe is ongoing, some local politicians have already linked the incidents to far-right extremists.
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