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Antisemitic Material Found at a Holocaust Memorial in White Plains, NY

County police are on high alert and are stepping up patrols after anti-Semitic materials were found Tuesday at the Garden of Remembrance in downtown White Plains.

The offensive materials were discovered on the eve of Yom Kippur, the highest of holy days in Judaism.

County Executive George Latimer issued a statement about the vandalism. “We are enraged by this act and heartbroken that individuals would target members of our community on the most solemn day in their tradition,” he said.

“County police are actively investigating and reviewing video of the area,” Latimer said. “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,” he said.

The Garden of Remembrance is located at the Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Avenue in White Plains.

According to the the Westchester County parks website, it was created by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center, formerly knows as both the Westchester Holocaust Education Center and the Westchester Holocaust Commission.

It was designed to honor the memories of the millions of men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust and pay tribute to the brave people of all faiths who risked their lives to save others.

Source: https://patch.com/new-york/whiteplains/anti-semitic-materials-found-holocaust-memorial