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Swastika Painted in Elevator of Brooklyn Building

A swastika was found painted in the elevator of a building in a Jewish section of Brooklyn on Tuesday.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 10/25/2012, 6:15 AM

Swastikas (file)
Swastikas (file)
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A swastika was found painted in the elevator of a building in a Jewish section of Brooklyn Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported.

Sources told the news website that the graffiti was discovered in a building on Clymer St. near Wythe Ave. in South Williamsburg

The hate symbol was likely painted overnight Monday. NY1.com reported that police say the phrase "We want cameras" was also scrawled above the symbol.

The NYPD’s hate crime unit was investigating the incident, noted the New York Daily News. It was not immediately clear if the swastika was part of a pattern of anti-Semitic graffiti.

Some reports said that this week’s incident was the fourth time in recent months that swastikas had been painted in buildings in the area.

Earlier this month, a Brooklyn subway station became the venue for the latest bit of Nazi graffiti during the Jewish holidays in the month of Tishrei. 

Scrawled in capital letters in red marker on two newly-painted support pillars, in both north and south platforms, were the words:

“THE WORLD WOULD BE MUCH BETTER OFF IF ALL THE JEWS WERE LAMPSHADES”

A second comment, “HitlER (sic) WAS RIGHT RE THE JEWS,” was scrawled on another pillar at the same station.

Also in October, a swastika was found spray-painted in New City, New York, near the home of a prominent Jewish activist whose parents survived the Holocaust.

Residents immediately brought the blue-painted swastika, found off of Congers Road, to the attention of the Clarkstown police.

Florida was also recently the scene of an anti-Semitic incident. Vandals desecrated a middle school in Colllier County with swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs.

Parents saw the hateful graffiti when they went to drop off their children at school.