April 1, 2020

Brooklyn Woman’s Apartment Door Vandalized With Swastikas

Screenshot from YouTube.

An elderly Jewish woman found swastikas drawn on her apartment door on Dec. 28 during Shabbat.

The woman, 77-year-old Miriam Marc, was told by her neighbors at around 4 p.m. that the two swastikas were on her door. Each swastika, drawn in red marker, was 12 inches in length and were on each sides of her door.

“I see this I am in a shock, in a shock and I’m like choking,” Marc told CBS New York. “I cannot talk.”

Marc’s late husband was a Holocaust survivor; Marc herself fled anti-Semitism in Europe. She attends weekly Holocaust survivor meetings, but she is now afraid to go and is unable to sleep at night as a result of the swastikas on her door.

“I feel like they targeted me,” Marc told the New York Post. “I don’t do nothing bad to anyone. I’m a quiet old woman.”

It is not yet known who the perpetrator is, as there aren’t any security cameras on the outside of her building. The building superintendent told Brooklyn News 12 that he will be installing security cameras around the building as a result of the vandalism.

The vandalism comes as New York City experienced a 22 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes from 2017 to 2018.