Jewish professor’s office painted with anti-Semitic signs – Columbia University
November 30, 2018 | Brainwave Science
The NYPD has launched an investigation into a possible hate crime in which a Professor’s office in the Columbia University was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti and hateful words.
When she entered her office, she was horrified as she saw the two swastikas spray-painted in red. Midlarsky has worked at the university’s Teachers College for 28 years. She immediately reported the incident to security and was brought home in a van.
Jewish Professor Elizabeth Midlarsky has published various articles related to the Holocaust. She was deeply disturbed on sighting the signs on the walls of her office.
The college has condemned the act. The community is outraged and horrified by this act of aggression and use of this vile anti-Semitic symbol against a valued member of their community. Members of the college administration are working with the police to find the perpetrator.
The incident was reported on Wednesday. This is not the first time when Professor Midlarsky has been targeted for her religious affiliation. A similar incident occurred in 2007. Midlarsky told CNN she had begun to receive hate mail both by letter and email in 2007, which she believed was connected to her lifetime of work as a Jewish activist. She then received a call from the Teachers College not to come in as her office had been vandalized.
The professor points toward an increase in anti-Semitism in recent years. The professor talks about her 13-year-old grandson’s bar mitzvah, held on the same day as the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people. The professor feels extremely vulnerable.
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There are no known countermeasures to the test. The test, being highly accurate, reports no false positives or false negatives. Investigative agencies can use iCognative to screen suspects from within the educational institution. It is obvious that the culprits had access to the building which houses professor Midlarsky’s office.
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