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Neo-Nazi Posters Found At SUNY Campus On Last Day Of Hanukkah

December 11, 2018 - 8:59 am
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HARRISON, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – Flyers featuring Hitler and swastikas were discovered on the campus of SUNY Purchase College, and police believe they’ve identified a suspect.

The anti-Semitic posters turned up Sunday, the last night of Hanukkah.

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Assemblyman David Buchwald says it’s not the first time a hateful message has been found on campus and that the school is again pushing back.

“The administration, the students and the entire Purchase community are uniting in opposition to this message, and hopefully that’s what people take away from this incident,” Buchwald said.

In a statement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was “disgusted” by the posters.

“In New York, we will not tolerate the toxic social dynamic that is spreading like a cancer across the country and fueling hateful material like the neo-Nazi fliers that were found on this campus,” the governor said. 

In recent years, alt-right groups have been trying to recruit on college campuses with literature much less explicit. These flyers, meanwhile, were overtly anti-Semitic.

The state police’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating.

Ten percent of SUNY Purchase’s student body is Jewish, Hillel.org says.