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Jewish Cemetery in NYC Area Vandalized with Swastikas

The vandalism occurred just days before Tuesday night's start of Yom Kippur

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    Jewish Cemetery in NYC Area Vandalized with Swastikas

    Vandals have spray-painted swastikas and other Nazi-related anti-Semitic graffiti on the gates of a Jewish cemetery in upstate New York.

    The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/2e7EWYJ ) the vandalism was discovered Sunday morning at Temple Beth Shalom's cemetery in the Orange County town of Warwick, on the New Jersey border 40 miles northwest of New York City.
    Several swastikas, the words "Heil Hitler" and the letters "SS" were written in black paint on the stone wall and pillars at the entrance to the cemetery. The SS was Adolf Hitler's Nazi security and military force in charge of operating concentration camps.
    The vandalism occurred just days before Tuesday night's start of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year.
    None of the cemetery's headstones were damaged.
    Police are investigating.

    The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports the vandalism was discovered Sunday morning at Temple Beth Shalom's cemetery in the Orange County town of Warwick, on the New Jersey border 40 miles northwest of New York City.

    Several swastikas, the words "Heil Hitler" and the letters "SS" were written in black paint on the stone wall and pillars at the entrance to the cemetery.

    The SS was Adolf Hitler's Nazi security and military force in charge of operating concentration camps.The vandalism occurred just days before Tuesday night's start of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year.

    None of the cemetery's headstones were damaged. Police are investigating.

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