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Jewish Lawmaker’s Residence Defaces with Nazi Symbols for Third Time

Maryland Delegate Joe Vogel says his Montgomery County apartment building has been vandalized with antisemitic graffiti for the third time in just a matter of months. 

The Jewish lawmaker shared photos on the social media platform X, of four swastikas on the door of his apartment building’s lobby bathroom. 

“To see it in my own apartment building, in my own community, the place that I call home, it’s really unsettling,” Vogel told WUSA9 in his Gaithersburg home.

It is unclear if Vogel, who represents Maryland’s 17th District, is the target of the messages. 

“That kind of hate. Those kinds of messages, that vandalism sends a really dark message to me and others in our community, but it won’t make us afraid,” he added.

The recent incident comes at a time when places of worship in Montgomery County and across the country have increased security due to potential threats stemming from the war between Israel and Hamas. 

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