Succah on Brooklyn College Campus Vandalized, Daubed with Swastika

One of the two succahs erected at Brooklyn College in celebration of the Feast of the Tabernacles was toppled over by unknown persons late Sunday or early yesterday. In addition, a swastika was daubed on it and the vandals stole paintings and other artifacts used as decorations. The succah was situated in the center area of the campus, but many students seemed unaware of the incident. The second succah on the campus, situated on top of the student center, was untouched. The two wooden structures were put up by the Jewish Cultural Institute and the college’s Minyan Club, and were open to all who wished to participate in Succoth ceremonies. Reports that the ground-level succah, which was said to have cost $1,200, had been burned down were apparently unfounded. Several Jewish students interviewed by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency said they did not feel the incident was anti-Semitic in nature. Several other students expressed resentment but added they did not want to do anything to blow it out of proportion.

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