2007-03-30 / Community

Signs Of Racial Hate Cut In Concrete


What many local residents consider a hate crime, signs of racial animosity have been carved in concrete on the beach block of Beach 114 Street in Rockaway Park and have remained there for months despite complaints to city agencies. This Swastika, the symbol of Nazi Germany was clearly carved into the concrete when it was newly-poured several months ago, residents say. What many local residents consider a hate crime, signs of racial animosity have been carved in concrete on the beach block of Beach 114 Street in Rockaway Park and have remained there for months despite complaints to city agencies. This Swastika, the symbol of Nazi Germany was clearly carved into the concrete when it was newly-poured several months ago, residents say. The word "Jude," the German word for "Jew." The Nazi's forced Jewish people to wear a yellow Star of David with that word prior to sending them to the extermination camps during World War II. The word continues to have a very negative connotation for Jewish residents of Rockaway today. The word "Jude," the German word for "Jew." The Nazi's forced Jewish people to wear a yellow Star of David with that word prior to sending them to the extermination camps during World War II. The word continues to have a very negative connotation for Jewish residents of Rockaway today.

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