Jewish Candidate in Arizona Discovers Campaign Sign Marred With Swastika
JNS.org – Antisemitic graffiti was found on a campaign sign for a Jewish candidate in Arizona.
Seth Blattman, a Democrat running for the Arizona State Senate, told a group of local TV stations that “it was extremely sad” to see a swastika drawn on his forehead and the word “killer” written in all capitalized letters across his neck on the sign.
“Someone that I’ve never met, never seen, hates me for a reason I can’t control, because of who I was born to be,” he said.
Blattman mentioned that he lost family members in the Holocaust.
“I had a great aunt that I remember as a kid asking what the number on her arm meant,” he said.
As of Saturday, Blattman had said he’s considering filing a police report. In Arizona, vandalizing a political sign is a crime.
My face is on the sign but I understand this is an attack on more than just myself. With that in mind I have a responsibility. The incident has been reported to the Anti-Defamation League, the Phoenix Holocaust Association, and tomorrow we will be contacting the Scottsdale Police pic.twitter.com/ZuZOpWdG5r
— Seth Blattman (@SethBlattman) October 25, 2020