Nazi-themed Posters Put Up at SUNY Purchase Campus

'This hateful act took place on the last night of Hanukkah': Posters with images of Hitler and swastikas discovered in several areas across campus

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Nazi-themed posters were hung at the State University of New York’s Purchase campus.

The posters were identified on Sunday in several areas around the SUNY campus, located about 48 kilometers north of New York City. They contained images of Adolf Hitler and swastikas, according to the Rockland/Westchester Journal News.

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University Police have identified a suspect believed to be responsible for hanging the posters, according to reports.

N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomoo condemns appearance of Nazi-themed posters Credit: Andrew Cuomo/Twitter

“That this hateful act took place on the last night of Hanukkah when our Jewish community members were celebrating the survival of their religion, makes it even more reprehensible,” said Dennis Craig, Purchase’s officer in charge and vice president of student affairs.

University police are working with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in the investigation.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state police hate crimes unit also is investigating the posters. “Those behind this noxious act should know that these fliers only harden our resolve to combat hate in all its forms,” he wrote.

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