Jewish Columbia professor finds swastikas, ‘Yid,’ spray-painted in office

JNS Staff

JNS - Jewish News Syndicate

Thu Nov 29 2018

A Jewish professor at Columbia University in New York was the target of anti-Semitic vandalism on Wednesday, walking into her office to discover two red swastikas and the slur “Yid” spray painted on the walls.

Elizabeth Midlarsky, 77, has taught and researched the Holocaust at the Columbia Teachers College for nearly three decades.

She told CNN that she “almost passed out” when she discovered the graffiti and “was so shaky, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it.” Her shock and fear were so great that fellow staff members had to escort her home.

The New York Police Department opened an investigation into the attack, and president of the Teachers College, Thomas Bailey, issued a statement saying “we are outraged and horrified by this act of aggression and use of this vile anti-Semitic symbol against a valued member of our community.”...

Jewish Columbia professor finds swastikas, ‘Yid,’ spray-painted in office

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