(April 11, 2019 / JNS) Anti-Semitic posters that referred to “an evil Jewish plot” were discovered this week at the Davis Library at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, according to the school’s Hillel and a campus-wide email sent by interim chancellor, Kevin Guskiewicz.
“I am extremely disappointed and appalled that anyone would write these abhorrent messages and direct them towards members of our Jewish community,” said Guskiewicz, without specifying what was on the posters. “This behavior conflicts with the University’s long-standing commitment to fostering an environment where all students, faculty and staff can be free from harassment.”
He added that this was the second time in two weeks that bigoted messages were found at the school.
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“We are disgusted by the vile and hateful rhetoric on these flyers,” said North Carolina Hillel executive director Ari Gauss. “The language is reminiscent of centuries-old, anti-Semitic rhetoric that incited the murder of thousands of Jews in pogroms throughout Eastern Europe and the murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust. This racist, repulsive language has no place on any campus or in any society.”
The incident comes on the heels of what was decidedly viewed as an anti-Israel, ant-Zionist conference sponsored by UNC and Duke University in March 22-24.