According to the memorial for the Buchenwald concentration camp in eastern Germany, seven trees planted in honor of those who perished there have been removed.
On Wednesday, the memorial’s operating organization tweeted that nearby trees had reportedly been targeted the day before.
It expressed shock at the “deliberate attack on recollection” and shared images of trees with their trunks roughly half-severed.
The charity claimed to have made a police report.
The first tree honored children died at Buchenwald, while the others honored six camp inmates.
The trees were planted along a road outside the real camp along which prisoners were carried as part of a scheme named “1,000 beeches.”