An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to spitting on his Jewish neighbours and telling them that Adolf Hitler should have gassed them.
Court documents reveal how Douglas G. Schifer, 66, broke his neighbours’ windows, spat on them, and hurled antisemitic abuse and threats towards them.
Mr Schifer was quoted as saying: “All you f***ing people, it’s no wonder Hitler burned you people in ovens,” “f***ing Hitler should have gassed you,” and “Jews burn, you belong in ovens.” He also threatened to shoot both his neighbours and their dog.
Mr Schifer, 66, pleaded guilty in federal court to criminally interfering with the right to fair housing and faces up to one year’s imprisonment. He may also have to pay a fine of $100,000.