The name “Hitler” is painted onto the wall of a synagogue in New York City.
Rabbi Asher Altschul found the graffiti this morning on Congregation Beth Shalom of Kingsbay in Brooklyn, says local New York City councilwoman Inna Vernikov.
“There are Holocaust survivors who attend this shul and after the atrocities they have seen during World War II, they now have to come to a synagogue in the United States of America in 2022 and see a Hitler sign on the wall,” Vernikov says.
A video shows the Nazi dictator’s name scrawled on a brick wall in white paint.
???? HITLER ???? Is the message Holocaust Survivors who saw and experienced the atrocities of WWII have have to see at Congregation Bet Shalom this morning when they go to pray. Happening right here in our own backyards. America in 2022. pic.twitter.com/kL8sDIhlTp
— Councilwoman Inna Vernikov (@InnaVernikov) August 17, 2022
Antisemitism has climbed in New York City in recent years, and Jews are targeted in hate crimes in the city more than any other group. The NYPD confirms 149 anti-Jewish hate crimes since the start of this year.