Columbia Professor’s Office Vandalized With Swastikas

Aaron Bandler

Jewish Journal

Sat Dec 01 2018

A professor at Columbia University found her office vandalized with spray-painted swastikas and the anti-Semitic slur “Yid” on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Columbia Daily Spectator, Elizabeth Midlarsky, who is a Holocaust scholar and psychology professor at the university, discovered the graffiti at 1 p.m. that day on the walls of her office.

“I stopped for a moment, because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Midlarsky told the Spectator.

Midlarsky also told The Washington Post, “I’m usually not a fearful person, but they got me. I’m afraid.”

It’s not the first time Midlarsky’s office has been vandalized; in 2007, a swastika was spray-painted on her door, a couple of weeks after anti-Semitic flyers had been found in her office mailbox.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) New York Regional Director Evan Bernstein told The New York Times that such graffiti in “somebody’s intimate space like that was very unique.”...

Columbia Professor’s Office Vandalized With Swastikas