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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 04:45 PM

Jewish professor finds swastikas spray-painted on her office walls at Columbia's Teachers College

New York (CNN)The NYPD has launched an investigation into a possible hate crime after a Columbia University professor's office was vandalized with two spray-painted swastikas and a derogatory word aimed at Jewish people.

Professor Elizabeth Midlarsky, who is Jewish and has published various articles related to the Holocaust, told CNN, "I opened the outer door and almost passed out," when she saw the two swastikas spray-painted in red.

Midlarsky, who has worked at the university's Teachers College for 28 years, reported the incident to security and received support from staff before being brought home by a van.

Midlarsky told CNN that she had begun to receive hate mail both by letter and email in 2007, which she believed was connected to her lifetime of work as a Jewish activist. She then received a call from Teachers College not to come in as her office had been vandalized.

At the time, then Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman joined Midlarsky at a student-organized protest, saying, "We stand with our students, who have said 'enough' to hate crimes, and in this particular case, to a vicious swastika."
https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/29/us/swastika-vandalism-columbia-university/index.html


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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 05:04 PM

1. Horrible

My hope is that one of the myriad cameras in the area got an image of the suspect(s).

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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 07:04 PM

2. Here is a better pic than what is in the CNN article

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Thu Nov 29, 2018, 07:19 PM

3. Trump's 'Merica!

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