September 19, 2019

Swastikas Found in San Francisco Park

Screenshot from Twitter.

Thirteen swastikas were found in Buena Vista Park in San Francisco on the morning of April 15.

Max Szabo, a spokesman for the San Francisco District Attorney’s office, who had members of his family die during the Holocaust, discovered the swastikas while he was walking his dog with his wife.

Szabo told the San Francisco Chronicle that it was “chilling” to see the swastikas.

“It’s truly the ultimate symbol of evil,” Szabo told KTVU. “So, for somebody to destroy a park – a public park – with that symbol just has no place here.”

Park officials later painted over the swastikas:

Madison Sink, a spokesperson for San Francisco’s Parks and Recreation department, told NBC Bay Area, “Our parks are places of peace and respite, and vile symbols of anti-Semitism and hate have no place there – or anywhere in civilized society.”

Police are currently investigating the matter.