A young woman and her baby were attacked in a suburban train near Paris on Saturday by unidentified men who drew swastikas on her stomach with a pen in what police said was an anti-Semitic assault.
The six attackers who were armed with knives clipped the 23-year-old woman’s hair, and cut her t-shirt and pants before drawing three swastikas on her body.
The men of North African origin also overturned the pram with her baby of 13 months.
In the attack they robbed her backpack which contained her identity papers, a bank card and 200 euros ($250).
Police said the attackers erroneously assumed the woman was Jewish because she was living in Paris’ posh 16th district.
“Only Jews live in the 16th district,” one of the men was quoted as having said.