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October 9, 2019

Memorial honoring Holocaust victims vandalized on eve of Yom Kippur

White Plains, NY - On the eve of Yom Kippur, the highest of holy days in the Jewish faith, antisemitic materials were found in a county memorial honoring the memories of those lost in the Holocaust. 
The vandalism of the memorial, Garden of Remembrance in White Plains, was found Tuesday, and Westchester County police are on high alert and stepping up patrols, Westchester County Executive George Latimer said in a statement. 
"We are enraged by this act and heartbroken that individuals would target members of our community on the most solemn day in their tradition," Latimer said. "County police are actively investigating and reviewing video of the area; we seek to find and punish those who did this act. We as a county, people of all faiths, stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters today and always.”
The Garden of Remembrance, located at the Michaelian Office Building at 148 Martine Ave. in downtown White Plains, was created by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center.


Source: lohud