Ignorance about the Holocaust is growing, particularly among young people. In the United States, a 2018 survey showed that 66 percent of millennials could not identify what the Auschwitz concentration and death camp was.
While campaigning for president in Iowa on Saturday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand condemned anti-Semitism at one of the several women’s marches taking place across the country, addressing the allegations roiling the national Women’s March, Inc. organization.
Authorities are investigating the dissemination of anti-Semitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including the one in which a gunman killed 11 people in a synagogue in October.
The professor, Elizabeth Midlarsky, said she was “in shock” when she walked into her office on Wednesday and saw swastikas and anti-Semitic words painted in her office. “I stopped for a moment, because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”
A New York man was arrested and charged with hate crimes Friday night after anti-Semitic messages were found in a temple, police said.
Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old truck driver who authorities say raged against Jews as he gunned down 11 and wounded six, was charged in a 44-count indictment with murder, hate crimes and other offenses that could bring the death penalty.
A swastika sticker was found inside a bathroom at School Without Walls, a high school in Northwest D.C., just days after 11 people were killed inside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid solemn tribute Tuesday to each of the 11 people slain in the worst instance of anti-Semitic violence in American history.
Swastikas scrawled into Jewish students’ notebooks. Headstones toppled and desecrated by vandals at Jewish cemeteries. Jews falsely blamed for challenges facing the nation.
The Anti-Defamation League’s report says its researchers analyzed more than 7.5 million Twitter messages from Aug. 31 to Sept. 17 and found nearly 30 percent of the accounts repeatedly tweeting derogatory terms about Jews appeared to be automated “bots.”
Fairfax County police are investigating swastikas that were spray painted on the front of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Annandale early Saturday morning.
Federal agents arrested the men Tuesday, and prosecutors identified them as members of the Rise Above Movement, a militant white supremacist group they said espouses anti-Semitic and other racist views and meets regularly to train in boxing and other fighting techniques.
Some were rabbis and imams, others included women in headscarves and Jewish community members donning skullcaps from Berlin and beyond who shared the bikes on a tour through the city.
A spiraling controversy over anti-Semitic comments and conspiracy theories has roiled the D.C. government, seemingly getting worse with every public attempt to ease the tensions.
D.C. Councilwoman Elissa Silverman, who is Jewish, is calling for action against anti-Semitic remarks: She wants a city official fired and she is asking the council to condemn the words of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
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