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Nazi Swastikas and Image of Hitler in Undergrad Residences (03/10/23)


What happened:

On the morning of Friday, March 10, a Jewish student found multiple Nazi swastikas and an image modified to resemble Adolf Hitler drawn on a white board that was affixed to their personal dormitory door. 

This incident is being investigated by the Department of Public Safety as a crime motivated by hate. Purposely intimidating and threatening people based on protected identities is antithetical to Stanford’s values. Antisemitsim and other acts of hate and intolerance are unacceptable on this campus.

What is being done:

Updated as of 03/10/23 at 4:30 pm

Two Protected Identity Harm (PIH) reports were submitted by residents of the dorm.

This incident has been reported to the Department of Public Safety and is currently being investigated.  

The Office for Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) and Hillel staff are aware of the incident and can serve as support systems for students. 

Because this conduct is being investigated as a crime, it is not considered protected speech and the person(s) who engaged in the conduct could be subject to legal or disciplinary action. 

The dorm in which the incident occurred will be holding a house meeting on Tuesday, March 14 to discuss community impact and next steps for addressing the harm. 

Hillel will be holding a bagel brunch and community gathering to process this incident on Sunday, March 12 at 1 pm. 

The other incidents on the dashboard, where vandalism that included swastikas in restrooms at History Corner and Wallenberg Hall do not seem to be related.  

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