Swastika in White Plains condo complex touches a nerve
A swastika on a floor tile inside a condo complex is causing a bit of controversy in White Plains.
Built in 1924, Chateau Condominiums on North Broadway has pagan and Christian symbols embedded onto tiles, including one that's associated with a darker era in history. The swastika was recently noticed by Al Hahn, a local mover who was delivering a piano. Hahn says his grandfather lost brothers and sisters in the Holocaust. The complex's management says the floor tile was installed before WWII, when the building was built, noting it had never received a complaint before.
For thousands of years, many cultures used the swastika as a symbol of good luck until it was adopted by the Nazi regime. Hahn says he will "absolutely not" do business in the building again.