Swastika Plague Harassing Toronto; Jewish School Smeared with Emblem
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Swastika Plague Harassing Toronto; Jewish School Smeared with Emblem

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A three-week spate of anti-Semitic vandalism continued here this weekend as a Jewish organizational center and a Jewish-owned shop in a Toronto suburb were smeared with swastikas. Targets of the vandals were the Borochov Center, which houses a Yiddish-Hebrew School and kindergarten and various Zionist and other Jewish groups; and a Jewish-owned variety store several blocks away. On both buildings, swastikas were smeared in black paint on the walls and doors.

Earlier this month, swastikas and the slogan, “Jews die,” were found smeared on two synagogues in downtown Toronto. Toronto Chief of Police James Mackey assured a delegation representing the Canadian Jewish Congress-B’nai B’rith Community Relations Committee today that the police were giving the incidents their complete attention. The delegation consisted of Sydney M. Harris, national chairman of the committee, and J.S. Midanik, regional chairman.

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