SACRAMNETO: Jewish Congregation Vandalized With Swastika

(KCRA) SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. -- An FBI investigation is under way after a swastika was drawn and other vandalism took place at Congregation Beth Shalom on the anniversary of attacks on Jews in Germany and Austria.

A swastika was drawn and other vandalism took place at Congregation Beth Shalom in Carmichael.

Some bushes were also burned by an incendiary device early Tuesday at the El Camino Avenue facility, said Michael Alcalay, president of the congregation.

Alcalay said the message "Kristallnacht still lives" was also written, referring to the November 1938 attacks against Jews in Germany and Austria. Kristallnacht translates literally as "Crystal Night," but is known more commonly as the Night of Broken Glass.

Steve Dupre of the FBI said no nobody was in custody in connection with the case. He said based on current information, it is too early to label the attack as a hate crime.

Congregation Beth Shalom was one of three Sacramento-area Jewish sites targeted by firebombings in 1999.

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