Swastikas drawn on late Florida Holocaust survivor's car on Pesach eve

Florida Jews "horrified" to find swastikas drawn in the dusty body of a Cadillac inherited from their diseased family member, who was a Holocaust survivor.

Dan Verbin ,

Swastikas (illustration)
Swastikas (illustration)
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Swastikas were discovered drawn on the dusty body of a Cadillac that had belonged to a deceased Florida Holocaust survivor, “horrifying” the man’s family who inherited the car.

The Cadillac CTS, which was parked at Charles Antmann’s Hallandale Beach condo, was being looked after by a former aid. The aid discovered the anti-Semitic graffiti on the first night of Passover, reported NBC2 News.

Antmann, a Holocaust survivor, was born in 1921 in Germany. According to his granddaughter, Bianca Higdon, when he died he left the Cadillac to his family. It was still parked at his condo.

Antmann’s family has filed a police report. Local police are investigating.

“We are horrified to see that in 2021 a Jewish family is busy filing police reports pertaining to swastikas being drawn on their family car rather than peacefully celebrating Passover as they should be. We hope the perpetrator is swiftly apprehended and appropriately charged,” said Liora Rez, executive director of StopAntisemitism in a statement.

Nikki Fried, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, called the incident “Unacceptable.”

“We must fight antisemitism & hatred in all forms,” she tweeted.