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Flyers featuring Nazi swastikas were posted at a California school just days after a Holocaust survivor shared her horrific firsthand experience with students who had previously posted anti-Semitic photographs during a party.
Ten papers in total were discovered at Newport Harbor High School on Sunday morning, CNN reported. The offending images were later removed by police. While posting the flyers is not a crime, according to Newport Beach police, they are investigating.
“Again we condemn all acts of anti-Semitism and hate in all their forms,” School principal Sean Boulton said in a statement. “We will continue to be vigilant with our stance, and the care of our students and staff.”
One senior at the school, Max Drakeford, whose grandmother survived the Holocaust, said the latest episode was “super disheartening — a step backward.”
“[The posters] send a message that we aren’t welcome at our own school,” Drakeford added.
Flyers with Nazi swastikas were posted at a California school just days after a Holocaust survivor shared her firsthand horrors with students who had posted anti-Semitic photographs during a party https://t.co/5AbAS8ZjIR
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And Katrina Foley, mayor of the neighboring city of Costa Mesa, where the March 3 party took place, agreed.
“That tells me that there is a small group of people who want to intimidate students from speaking out,” Foley told CNN. “We should not allow that to happen. They are trying to intimidate an entire community from speaking out.”
The school was papered after Eva Schloss, an Auschwitz survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank, was invited to come speak to students who were in the pictures posted online from the offending party.