NewsLocal NewsCuyahoga County


Sign calling the Holocaust 'fake news' found outside of Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Posted at 3:51 PM, Jul 24, 2019

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Beachwood police are investigating after someone taped an anti-Semitic flyer to an electronic sign outside of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.

The flyer read: "Holocaust = Fake News," followed by another anti-Semitic message and a link to The Daily Stormer, a known neo-Nazi, white supremacist and Holocaust denial organization.

An employee of the museum found the flyer last Thursday.

“The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is a safe space to talk about difference and inclusion and in our everyday work, so that things like hate incidents, hate propaganda can be discussed and combatted,” said Dahlia Fisher, Director of External Relations Maltz Museum.

A spokesperson for the museum asked police to see if they could find any fingerprints on the flyer.

An FBI spokesperson said that at this time it appears no threat has been made.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, there were 1,879 anti-Semitic incidents last year in the United States, including 28 in Ohio.