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Anti-Semitic slurs target New York professor's office

France24

Thu Nov 29 2018

New York police were Thursday investigating swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs spray painted outside the office of a professor who researches the Holocaust at Columbia University.

The enormous, bright-red graffiti was photographed by college newspaper the Columbia Daily Spectator, identifying the target as Elizabeth Midlarsky, a professor of psychology and education.

Midlarsky found the graffiti on Wednesday at Teachers College, a graduate school of education, health and psychology at what is one of America's most prestigious universities.

"I was in shock," she was quoted as saying by the Daily Spectator. "I stopped for a moment, because I couldn't believe what I was seeing."

New York police said the incident was being investigated by the hate crime task force. "There are no suspects at this time," a spokeswoman said.....

Anti-Semitic slurs target New York professor's office