Police have launched an investigation into the vandalisation of a monument paying tribute to Jewish forced labourers killed during the second world war in northwest Hungary.
The Győr-Moson-Sopron County police department told MTI that it was alerted last Friday that the National Literary and Historic Memorial Site in Balf had been vandalised.
Three stone tablets of the memorial were smashed, the department said, but declined to reveal further details about the case.
The Prime Minister’s Office on Monday condemned the act and expressed its sympathies to the families of the forced labourers and prisoners killed in the labour camps that operated in the area during WW2 and the monument’s creators.
The monument, designed by sculptor László Kutas and architect Barna Winkler, was inaugurated in 2008.