Swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans were painted on several headstones at a Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands, which local Jewish groups say is evidence that anti-Semitism is not dead in the Netherlands.

The incident in Dordrecht, situated about 40 miles south of Amsterdam, was discovered Tuesday. The graves were daubed in paint and Nazi symbols only days after the commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp.

The Organization of Jewish Communities in the Netherlands, or NIK, filed a police complaint.

In a joint statement the Dutch-Israeli church community NIK, which owns the cemetery, and the Rotterdam Jewish community, stated that the “attack on the dead is an attack on memory, respect and human dignity. The sheer determination of the perpetrators shows this isn’t a ‘simple’ act of vandalism. It speaks of hatred towards the Jewish community.”

Dordrecht mayor Wouter Kolff has called on witnesses to report to the police.

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