Recent anti-Semitic acts in Westchester could be tied to somber anniversary

Holocaust educators say a rash of anti-Semitic acts could be tied to anniversary of Khristalnacht.

Khristalnacht or "the night of broken glass" is the day when thousands of Jewish businesses, synagogues and homes in Germany were destroyed in a waive of anti-Semitic violence on November 9, 1938. The day is viewed as the start of the Holocaust.

Now 65 years later, Holocaust educators say a recent rash of anti-semitic incidents in Westchester may be related to the anniversary of Khristalnacht. Some of the incidents include the findings of six swastikas and the words jew written on the door of a Sleepy Hollow home; a swastika spray-painted on a car in Yonkers; and letters praising Adolf Hitler in Greenburgh.

The chairman of the Holocaust Education Center believes the acts could be related to the somber anniversary.

Many jews say victims of such hate crimes should not sit back and accept these acts of anti-semitism. They say don't let the horrors of history repeat.

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