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May 1, 2017 1:42 pm

New Jersey Woman Shocked by ‘Huge’ Swastikas Found on Towels Bought as Passover Gift for Jewish Friend

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The Cynthia Crowley Paris-themed towels that feature swastikas, shown here in the middle of the windmill design. Photo: Ebay.

A woman in New Jersey was appalled when she found swastikas on newly-purchased tea towels she wanted to give a Jewish friend as a Passover gift, the New York Post reported on Friday.

Natalja Maxwell, 45, said she bought a two-pack of Cynthia Rowley towels from a Marshalls & HomeGoods location in Secaucus, NJ, on April 11 and only noticed the hate symbols — featured in the middle of the towel’s windmill designs — when she got home.

“It’s like six, seven, eight [wind]mills on the towel and a huge swastika,” the Paramus resident told the Post. “Not tiny — like huge, big-sized swastikas.” She added that she did not return the set of Paris-themed towels in case an unsuspecting customer might buy them.

Maxwell sent complaint letters to Marshalls, Cynthia Rowley and the Anti-Defamation League, and is waiting to hear back, according to the Post.

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“We don’t need money, we’re just trying to tell them, ‘Don’t sell this stuff, it’s gross,'” she said.

TJX, the parent company of Marshalls & HomeGoods, apologized in a statement, saying, “We sincerely regret the offense this has caused.” The company told the Post it will pull the towels from its shelves and discard them.

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