Black swastikas and other antisemitic graffiti was discovered by congregants on Saturday morning in the small French city of Verdun. It was the first incident of its kind in the city in recent memory.
Swastikas were drawn over a relief shaped like the Tablets of Testimony, drawn over the Hebrew inscription.
“Screw the Jews” and other antisemitic slogans were written on the wall.
The vandals also forced open an outer door, but were not able to breach the second, more sturdy entrance.
“I am speechless, shocked and outraged at this incident,” the local community’s vice president, Jean Blacharz, said.
Police have placed extra security around the synagogue and are investigating the incident. The vandals remain unidentified.