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Somers Congregation Desecrated for Second Time; Swastikas Smeared

The Hebrew Congregation here was desecrated yesterday for the second time in six months. Several swastikas and the words “Hitler Forever” and “Nazi Youth of America” plus a number of obscene epithets were painted on the building with black paint.

The discovery of the desecration was made by Rabbi Joseph Schapiro when he arrived for Sabbath services. Six months ago, vandals broke several windows in the synagogue which is located in the town of Shenorock in Westchester County near the Connecticut border. Saul Schwartz, president of the congregation, expressed hope that some member of the community would volunteer information as to the culprits. State police are investigating yesterday’s desecration.

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