The following article from the Swedish town of Norrköping reports on puppets left hanging outside a synagogue at the beginning of Passover. A written message accompanied the puppets, but at the time of translation there were no reports on exactly what it said.
For the last twenty years or so the majority of incidents of Jew-hatred in Western Europe have been perpetrated by Muslim immigrants or their descendants. In the case of Norrköping, however, it appears that actual native Scandinavian neo-Nazis may have been involved — unless, of course, the incident was a false flag.
Puppets hanged at synagogue in Norrköping
Police investigate agitation against groups — appeal for tips
[Photo caption: On Sunday, puppets were found hanging in a position outside the synagogue of Norrköping]
by Johannes Ottestig
March 28, 2021
On Sunday morning, police answered an alert from the synagogue in Norrköping after the public at large saw puppets hanging in position. In connection with this, a written message was also found.
Police in Östergötland state that the police patrol that proceeded to the synagogue carried out a photo-documentation and the objects were seized. A preliminary investigation into agitation against an [ethnic] group [hets mot folkgrupp] has been initiated.
At present there are no suspects, but police have received tips and also urge people who were in the vicinity of the synagogue on Sunday morning to come forward with additional information.
The Jewish Passover, Pesach, began on Saturday evening and goes into next week. Police in Östergötland state that they are conscious of the holiday and that patrols will be conducted around Jewish locations in the city to the extent possible.
Norrköping, together with Stockholm and Gothenburg, is one of the three cities where Jews at the end of the 1700s were given the right to conduct business and settle. But in spite of the Jewish presence in the city— and the city’s synagogue, which was inaugurated in 1858 — anti-Semitic acts have become recurrent in Norrköping in recent years.
For example, in the summer of 2014, rocks were thrown into the synagogue. In April of 2019, flags and banners with swastikas were hung in several places in the city, and also in April of last year the same thing happened again. Nazi graffiti was also discovered, and in September of last year, in connection with the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) demonstrated outside the synagogue, and posters were put up in several places in the city.
Afterward, members of the Jewish congregation, who for sake of security wished to be anonymous, told Norrköpings Tidningar that they were living in constant fear.