For the second time in two months, the San Francisco Holocaust Memorial in Lincoln Park was vandalized. With damages anywhere between $5,000 and $6,000, swastikas were marked on the bronze sculpture with pen. Most of the signage was removed, but a "specialized sculpture conservator will be brought in to fully restore the memorial."

Mayor Gavin Newsom had this to say about the recent memorial attack.

The Holocaust Memorial is a powerful symbol of the six million victims of the Holocaust. It is a monument that pledges its existence to "the creation of a world in which such evil and such apathy will not be tolerated."

This act of hatred and intolerance reminds us of the need to carry that pledge forward. San Francisco is a city that embraces people of all faiths. We strongly condemn this despicable and cowardly act.

Sculptor George Segal's "The Holocaust" (1984) consists of 11 figures cast in bronze and painted white, imprisoned behind a barbed-wire fence. This week the Bay Area saw two incidents of public hatred toward religious groups: one where Trinity Presbyterian Church and Indonesian Christian Church were tagged with Stars of Davids and swastikas, another where a Noe Valley resident emblazoned his own house with a "Fuck Mormons" banner.

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