On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hillman Houses Vandalized with Antisemitic Graffiti

Posted on: January 28th, 2020 at 5:05 am by

Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, also marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Here on the Lower East Side, though, it was apparently occasion for some antisemitism.

Someone scrawled an antisemitic message – “fuck Jews” paired with botched swastika – inside the Hillman Houses at 500 Grand Street. The complex sits across from the historic Bialystoker Synagogue and is home to a large orthodox community (including disgraced Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver).

Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou immediately reported the images to the 7th Precinct, which is reportedly investigating the incident as a hate crime.

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