October 26, 2019

Antisemitic graffiti scrawled on Holocaust Center in Seattle

Source: kiro7

Seattle, WA - Antisemitic graffiti was spray-painted onto the Holocaust Center for Humanity in downtown Seattle. It's the first time in its 30-year history. But it's the 50th time a Jewish property was targeted in the U.S. since the October 27, 2018 shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

No one is sure when the graffiti was put there. It's in a crevice where there are no cameras. It wasn't discovered until Wednesday morning.

But they say it was recognized as symbols of hate by white supremacists. They are images meant to disturb, and those images hit their mark.

"We have never had an incident, not even a phone call," said Dee Simon. "So this came as quite a shock."

Simon has run the Holocaust Center for Humanity for all but 10 of its 30 years. She says this is the first time anything like this has been spray-painted on their building.