Portraits of a Holocaust survivor stained with swastikas. A memorial in honour of a Jewish man vandalized. A bagel shop with the German word “Juden” sprayed on its front window.
These are just a few of the hundreds of anti-Semitic acts that have been committed in recent months in France, home to the world’s largest Jewish population outside Israel and the United States.
According to French authorities, registered acts of anti-Semitism rose to 541 last year from 311 in 2017, an increase of 74 per cent.