Disturbing Antisemitic Graffiti Found at Toronto High School

March 14, 2019

Media Statement

Toronto (March 14, 2019) – Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) has learned of disturbing antisemitic graffiti found at a high school in Toronto.

The reported graffiti, which included swastikas and the words “Nazis were here”, was found at Western Technical-Commercial School north of High Park.

“We as Canadians – who describe our country as diverse, tolerant and free – oftentimes forget that antisemitism and extremism exist in the country and are growing at a terrifying rate. Schools, law enforcement and community members must all join in speaking out against and countering any type of hatred, including when it comes in the form of graffiti,” said FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. “We will be getting in touch with the school to discuss bringing Holocaust education to its students, regardless of whether or not the perpetrator is a student of the school. Education is extremely important in the fight against antisemitism and all other forms of discrimination.”

Each year, FSWC partners with schools in Toronto and school boards throughout Ontario to bring Holocaust and human rights education to students.

Toronto Police Service has confirmed with FSWC that an investigation is underway.

Media Contact:

Avital Borisovsky
Communications Associate
416-864-9735 ext. 29
aborisovsky@fswc.ca

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