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January 23, 2017 3:39 pm

Jewish Students ‘Brought Back to Reality’ by Giant Swastika Etched Into Snow on Canadian Campus Football Field

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Photo of the swastika found carved in snow at Mount Allison University. Photo: Twitter.

Photo of the swastika found carved in snow at Mount Allison University. Photo: Twitter.

Jewish students at Mount Allison University in Canada said they were “brought back to reality” by the sight of a giant swastika etched in the snow on the campus football field on Friday night, the network CBC News reported.

Laura Medicoff, head of the school’s Jewish Students Association, told CBC that she assumed attending a small school of 2,500 students would mean she wouldn’t have to confront open Jew-hatred, but “this is something that does exist and I do have to be concerned about it.”

Another student, Caroline Kovesi, said that she won’t be telling her grandparents about the incident. “It’s such a disgrace to all of my family members who were murdered in the Holocaust,” she said.

Mount Allison professor Tasia Alexopoulos said that students are most upset by the fact that the carving of the swastika is not an isolated hate-related episode at the school. “They are speaking about their experiences with racism on campus in all of its forms and they are saying, ‘This is another example that we can add to the pile and it’s becoming a very large pile.'”

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A university spokesman said the swastika was eliminated on Saturday morning and turned into the word “hope.” Mount Allison officials said they are taking the matter “very seriously” and are conducting an investigation.

As The Algemeiner reported early this month, some of 2016’s most egregious antisemitic incidents took place on Canadian campuses. Four of the country’s universities appeared on The Algemeiner‘s first annual list of “40 worst colleges for Jewish students.”

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  • Bonnie Geller

    In Canada, hate crimes against Jews are five times more than the next religious group, the Muslims, while in the US it is twice as much. Canada allowed Nazis into Canada beginning right after the war, but Jewish refugees were not allowed in until nearly three years later and was extremely limited. The Catholic church has always been a huge inciter of hatred towards Jews, but now the United Church of Canada (the Church of Christ in the US0 is at the forefront of the BDS movement as is the Presbyterians. This should not come as a surprise as the left wing and the Muslim students have been empowered by the change of government with the Liberal Party, headed by Trudeau now in control. He has pandered to the Muslims and left wingers, and the media has gone along with it. There has never been one word by Trudeau, the Liberals, or media about the horrendous rate of Jew hatred in Canada.

  • tiki

    All the anti Semitic outbursts just prove one thing ….. the stupidity & total ignorance of the so called students, who apparently haven’t learned anything from history and are obsessively unwilling to do so.

  • Lin Olson

    Everywhere I look, it seems that anti-Semitism is on the rise. This really makes me angry.