Alaska Jewish museum, gay bar labelled with swastika stickers

  • Alaska Jewish museum, gay bar labelled with swastika stickers
  • Alaska Jewish museum, gay bar labelled with swastika stickers

    A tall, slim male putting on a hood and a mask was captured on a safety cam gluing Nazi stickers on a Jewish gallery in Alaska's largest city early Tuesday

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska-- A high, thin guy using a hood as well as a mask was captured on a safety and security video camera plastering Nazi stickers on a Jewish gallery in Alaska's biggest city early Tuesday.

    He drove a scooter to the Alaska Jewish Gallery, put one sticker on the door and leapt to put three more symbols of hate on home windows before driving off, Rabbi Yosef Greenberg, the president of the gallery's board of directors, claimed of what their video cameras revealed taking place at 2 a.m. Tuesday.

    Regarding 45 minutes later, an additional sticker label was positioned on the main entrance door to Mad Myrna's, a gay bar in downtown Anchorage.

    Each white sticker label was decorated with a black swastika, the symbol of the Nazi party, and also targeted 2 groups connected with Holocaust victims.

    \" There is no area for hate in our area,\" Anchorage cops said in a statement asking the public's aid in determining those accountable.

    \" What that sticker label represents is hate,\" Anchorage police speaker MJ Thim told The Associated Press. \"And we're not going to represent it, and also there's no place for it. As well as we're going to examine it and also determine what this is all about.\"

    Representative Chloe Martin claimed the Anchorage FBI office remains in regular contact with Anchorage cops.

    \" If, during the regional investigation, details emerges of a prospective government civil rights violation, the FBI is prepared to check out,\" she stated in an email to the AP.

    Thim stated to his knowledge, these were the first reports of such stickers showing up in Anchorage. Yet in Washington state last October, comparable stickers were positioned on numerous companies in Bellingham, the Bellingham Herald reported at the time.

    \" Swastikas have also end up being an icon of white preeminence as well as the much right, as well as actions such as this overmuch impact individuals of shade in the LGBTQ neighborhood,\" said Laura Carpenter, executive director of Identification Inc., a statewide LGBTQ organization headquartered in Anchorage, not also far from Mad Myrna's.

    \" This is simply an additional example of people attempting to demonize the LGBTQ community and also Jewish people,\" Woodworker claimed.

    Under Adolf Hitler, Nazis methodically killed 6 million Jews throughout The second world war. Nazis likewise maltreated gays, primarily males. Around 15,000 were sent out to camps and at the very least fifty percent were eliminated.

    In concentration camps, Jews wore yellow celebrities, gays wore pink celebrities and also gay Jews wore a symbol incorporating the two shades. Various other Nazi targets consisted of communists, Slavs, gypsies and also Creator's Witnesses.

    He called the person on the mobility scooter, a male thought to be in his late 20s or 30s, a coward whose just purpose was to create anxiety.

    \" He is managing the incorrect individuals,\" Greenberg said. \"We are not individuals that are afraid.\"

    \" One individual obtained delighted concerning something he read on the net as well as came as well as placed a sticker label,\" he claimed.

    Authorities asking for the general public's aid to locate the individual that did it and also \"to make a statement that the entire community us unified, that such points can not take place in this neighborhood,\" Greenberg said.

    With support from a neighborhood firm, safety workers will certainly get on site at the museum as well as surrounding residential or commercial property for the foreseeable future.