Mural dedicated to Holocaust victims in Milan vandalised

An artwork portraying the Simpson family in Nazi concentration camps was vandalised on April 19, the day after Holocaust Remembrance Day.

A mural dedicated to Holocaust victims in Milan was vandalised only a day after Holocaust Remembrance Day, reports The Jerusalem Post. The artwork is one of AleXsandro Palombo’s, an artist who has been raising awareness of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust and the importance of remembrance by creating caricatures showing characters from the animated American television series ‘The Simpsons’ at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.

The mural had been displayed on the Memorial of the Shoah walls since January 27, the International Day of Remembrance, and was vandalised on April 19 with black marks, and the yellow Stars of David were painted over. The act of vandalism has sparked outrage among the entire community.

Security cameras at the museum captured the perpetrator’s face. The process of verifying the footage and the responsible party’s identification is underway, according to the President of the Foundation Memorial of the Shoah in Milan, Roberto Jarach.

The artist, Palombo, expressed his disappointment at the vandalism, noting that the black marks covering the yellow stars are reminiscent of attempts to censor and distort Holocaust history.


Photo credit: aleXsandro Palombo