December 7, 2019

‘Kill All Jews’ Graffiti Found at NYC Subway Stop

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: A man walks past a subway stop in Manhattan two days after a man was pushed to his death in front of a train on December 5, 2012 in New York City. The incident was caught by a photographer and has since raised questions as to why someone didn't help the man before the train struck him. The New York City subway system, with 468 stations in operation, is the most extensive public transportation system in the world. It is also one of the world's oldest public transit systems, with the first underground line of the subway opening on October 27, 1904. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Graffiti featuring the words “Kill All Jews” and swastikas were found at a New York City subway stop on Nov. 11.

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force posted the photo to Twitter and announced that they would be investigating the matter. The graffiti, written in black marker, depicts what appears to be Nazi SS lightning bolts, two swastikas and a “Hitler was right” website in addition to the words “Kill All Jews.”

The Stop Antisemitism.org watchdog tweeted that the graffiti was “sickening,” adding that “thanks to the radical left, the alt-right, and religious extremists, #jews can’t go anywhere in #America in 2019 without seeing how much they’re hated.”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) New York and New Jersey chapter tweeted, “Thank you to the @NYPDHateCrimes for your tireless work in investigating every single one of these terrible #antiSemitic incidents! We continue to appreciate your partnership! It is up to every one of us to fight this onslaught lest they become normalized in #NY.”

The City, an NYC nonprofit news publication, reported that there had been a 162% increase in anti-Semitic incidents on the NYC subway from 2018 to 2019; 60% of the anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 have been graffiti and assaults.

ADL New York and New Jersey Director of Community Affairs Alexander Rosemberg told The City, “People are emboldened and they want the largest possible audience for what they want to communicate, and the subway is where they find that audience.”