Anti-Semitic flyers dropped on cars in Georgia county with large Jewish population


EDITOR’S NOTE: An official with the American Jewish Committee subsequently stated that reports of anti-Semitic flyers were erroneous and based on a misunderstanding.

(JTA) — Flyers described by police as anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim were found on cars in a Georgia county that is home to a large Jewish community.

The flyers were discovered in the Toco Hills neighborhood of DeKalb County earlier this month, but first reported on Monday in the wake of the attack on a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York.

The DeKalb County Police Department’s homeland security unit is investigating the incident, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

One of the flyers, bordered by swastikas, described the Holocaust as a “Jew lie” and included an illustration of a large-nosed rat wearing a kippah with a Star of David on its body.

“There was no holocaust,” it says, according to the Atlanta Jewish News. “You odious creatures have been living on the invention of Nazi gas chambers, blackmailing and perpetrating this filthy extortion racket on humanity long enough.”

The flyers also contained a quote attributed to Heinrich Himmler, architect of Adolf Hitler’s “Final Solution,” and the words “Hitler was right” written in Yiddish in the lower right-hand corner.

They were first discovered on Dec. 18, according to a security notice sent to Jewish communal leaders by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and signed by Zach Williams, deputy director of communitywide security.

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