Jcrc Asks Postal Service to Act on Hate Mail

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) has asked the U.S. Postal Service to launch an investigation into the source of anti-Semitic literature being mailed to organizations and individuals throughout the metropolitan area and to find out what steps can be taken to end this harassment.

The hate literature, in the form of cards, features a map of the United States covered with swastikas marking various key locations across the country. The card is headlined “The Hand-writing is on the Wall” and just below that are the words “Oy veh! Gevali!” The card is addressed to “Fellow Jews — Merciful Children of Merciful Parents and all Shabbas Goys and Fellow Travelers.”

The card further states that “A new life is waiting for you and your (k) mishpoche — and you know where !!!” It adds, “Aliyah now! For free information on how you can enjoy an early retirement and receive the boat tickets, write to your fellow Holocaust Survivor at the Jew-Communist Defense League.” The address and telephone number of the Jewish Defense League are given. The cards have no return address, but are postmarked “Central Illinois.”

Malcolm Hoenlein, executive director of the JCRC, said that his office has received calls from a variety of people that received the card in the mail during the past week. “The only common factor among the recipients is that all placed ads in major Jewish publications in recent weeks,” he said. “It appears from the way the envelopes are addressed that they are being taken from ads. The text on the card also is similar to language used in several ads that appeared in Jewish publications.”

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