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ADL Condemns Swastika Flag in Local Bookstore Window

  • October 20, 2016

New York, NY, October 20, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the display of a large Nazi flag with the word “Trump” superimposed over it in the window of a bookstore in the town of Saugerties, New York.

“Using the symbol of Nazism to make a political point is highly inappropriate and repugnant,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL New York Regional Director. “Such an offensive display has no place in Saugerties or in our civil discourse. There are better ways to make a point about the election and the candidates’ views without drawing a comparison to a genocidal regime that was responsible for the death of six million Jews and millions of others during the Holocaust.”

According to reports, the swastika was placed in the window of Inquiring Minds Bookstore two weeks ago by the store’s owner in an attempt to draw parallels between the Nazi regime and the views of the Republican presidential candidate.

The display also featured books about the rise of Hitler and the German Third Reich.

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