San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria said Sunday that authorities are investigating the discovery of hateful flyers in city communities and a suburb.
“Hate has no place in San Diego and there will be consequences for those who spread it in our city. These antisemitic and homophobic flyers have been reported to law enforcement and are being investigated,” Gloria tweeted.
According to CBS8, residents in San Carlos, Santee and Del Cerro had found flyers on car windshields with antisemitic messages and statements bashing the LGBTQ community.
Residents who gave their names as Adele and Scott told the station they found the flyers Friday in their neighborhood and were greatly hurt by them, bringing Adele to tears.
“I was crying when I first saw these because it breaks my heart that people can be so cruel,” she said. “Back in the ’80s, I was targeted as a Jew. They put Nazi slogans all on the front of my house in spray paint and spray painted cars and I shied away from my faith because it scared me to be Jewish.”
The couple walked up and down the streets removing the flyers from cars, they said.
One of the flyers reportedly read, “The Holocaust is a Lie Six Million Jews Did Not Die.”
“As a Jewish person, they say the Holocaust didn’t happen,” Adele said. “I lost so many family members that could have been here today because of the Holocaust.”
The group Stop Anti-Semitism reported that the antisemitic flyers were dropped on the same street as two synagogues – Temple Emanu-El in Del Cerro and Tifereth Israel Synagogue in San Carlos. Both places of worship have stepped up their security as a result, the group said.
The San Diego Police Department had no further information Sunday.
– City News Service