Columbia Professor’s Office Vandalized With Swastikas
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.”...