Antisemitic graffiti on bridge in Oakley

The graffiti spans the entire length of the bridge. (Source: JCRC)
The graffiti spans the entire length of the bridge.
 (Source: JCRC)
Oakley, Cincinnati, OH - A large antisemitic message scrawled on a railroad bridge on the board of Madisonville and Oakley has prompted swift action among community and city leaders.

The Jewish Community Relations Council and at least one councilmember plan to meet near the site of the graffiti Friday afternoon to raise awareness "that hate against one group is hate against all."

The council said the graffiti was discovered on the trestle spanning Madison Road Thursday.

It reads: “The Jews killed Christ. They are the enemies of the whole human race. – Paul.”


Councilmen Greg Landsman and P.G. Sittenfeld are among the city leaders working to address the graffiti. Landsman said acts like this can absolutely lead to more "fanatical and deadly" incidents.

"It's deeply disturbing, and an unfortunate reminder that antisemitism is very much real," Landsman said. "We'll clean it up, but we also have to be as clear as we can that this isn't Cincinnati, and hate doesn't belong anywhere in our city."

A spokesman for Sittenfeld's office said the city was already working with the railroad and the graffiti would be cleaned up quickly.

The graffiti has been reported to Cincinnati police and federal law enforcement, the Jewish Community Relations Council said.

Source: fox19