The future Rabbi from the United States convicted of vandalism in Auschwitz

The district court of the Polish city of Auschwitz, was sentenced to a year in prison 17-year-old American, his name scrawled on the wall in one of the barracks in the camp. On Monday, December 4, according to Gazeta Krakowska.

The incident occurred on 7 July this year, however it became known about it only now. The young man decided to visit the memorial complex to perpetuate his name — Raphael — on one of the bricks of the barracks B21.

American security guard of the Museum, who gave vandal to the police. In their defense, the attacker said that he saw the graffiti left by other visitors, and decided to add his name. After a conversation in the prosecution of the offender was released.

In turn, BFMTV said that the tripper was a pupil of a religious school, whose graduates become rabbis. In the course of the trial the young man was convicted of damaging property of special historical and cultural significance.

Vandal, who was not present at the hearing, also must pay the amount of thousand PLN (238€) in favor of the memorial complex.

Auschwitz concentration camp (Auschwitz-Birkenau) was located 60 kilometers from Krakow. Considered the largest and most long existed a Nazi death camp, one of the main symbols of the Holocaust. According to various estimates, in Auschwitz, were killed about 1.4 million people, more than a million of them are Jews. Later the camp became a Museum.