the new york police department has launched a possible investigation after a professor’s office at Columbia University was vandalised with spray-painted swastikas and a derogatory word aimed at Jewish people.
The department started investigating into the possible hate crime as professor Elizabeth Midlarsky is jewish and was responsible for publishing articles relating to the Holocaust.
” I opened the outer door and almost passed out”
“I was so shaky, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it,” as soon as she noticed the two swastikas spray-painted in red.
She immediately reported the incident to the security, many teachers and staff have supported her. Thomas Bailey, the president of Columbia’s Teachers College said in a statement Wednesday, “We unequivocally condemn any expression of hatred, which has no place in our society. 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.” Bailey added that they are working with police to find the perpetrator.
It isn’t the first time she had seen a Swastika sprayed on to a surface, in 2007 who had a Swastika spray-painted on her office door