The Shame Of the World That It Happened In the First Place...
Vandals scratched a swastika into one of the slabs of Berlin's Holocaust memorial, police said Sunday.
Security officers found the swastika Saturday morning, police said. The damage was swiftly repaired.
The memorial _ a vast field of more than 2,700 gray slabs situated close to the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of Berlin _ opened to the public in May 2005. Open around the clock, it drew some 3.5 million visitors in its first year, authorities said.
In a separate incident, a 42-year-old man was detained after he was seen painting a swastika on the facade of the Swiss Embassy in Berlin, police said.