Vandals spray swastikas on set of Israeli film in Poland

Defaced Jewish headstones in a Polish Jewish cemetery (illustrative). Credit: Adam Szydlowski.

( An Israeli film crew that arrived in Lodz, Poland, to begin shooting director Avi Nesher’s movie “The Sins” found the set defaced by swastikas, Israel Hayom reported.

Nesher, whose films have won multiple awards in Israel and international acclaim, said that the day before his crew arrived, the crew of another movie had been involved in an incident with local residents.

“When the residents were informed that the next day an Israeli film would begin shooting, [their behavior] crossed over into violent anti-Semitism, what they called an ‘intifada,’” Nesher said.

In light of the anti-Semitic threats, Polish police decided to ramp up security on and around the set, and assign the actors bodyguards.

“The Sins,” set in 1977, tells the story of two sisters who are driven apart by a dark secret but are forced to work together to keep their parents from discovering it.

Posted on October 29, 2015 .