Antisemitic graffiti found at student residences at a Texas university is being investigated by college police.
According to Gwendolyn Schuler, a spokesperson for St. Edward’s University in Austin, vandals left offensive antisemitic and xenophobic messages on student rooms at an on-campus residential building on 3rd February.
Ms Schuler said that authorities had no security footage of the vandalism because it occurred in an area where there are no CCTV cameras. She also said that the University had increased the number of police and resident-assistants in the days immediately following the vandalism and that the incident was being investigated by the college police department.
Jewish student Alysia Duemler, who is studying psychology and Spanish at St. Edward’s, said that she was alarmed to hear about the vandalism, particularly as it occurred a week after International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“I would hope that people would learn the lessons of the Holocaust,” Ms Duemler said. “But apparently some people are not learning the lessons.”