Interfaith Vigil To Be Held After Anti-Semitic Materials Found At Westchester Holocaust Memorial

Sean Adams
October 10, 2019 - 7:16 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- An interfaith vigil will be held Thursday afternoon after anti-Semitic materials were found at a Holocaust memorial in Westchester on Wednesday.

The gathering will pray for an end to hate. 

Anti-Semitic flyers were posted on the fence of a Holocaust memorial in downtown White Plains on the eve of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer believes this was a "purposeful act of hate."

"This was not an accidental situation, this was not a prank," Latimer said.

In the center of the tranquil garden, there’s a sculpture of a gate in the shape of the Hebrew character for the number six, for the six million Jews who were killed.

Latimer says graffiti found at the base of the sculpture is not connected.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dispatched the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist in the investigation.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey warns hate crimes are a growing problem. She believes perpetrators have been emboldened by President Donald Trump.