Two days later, the New York subway system yet again saw a swastika - but this time, it was crossed out, and surrounded by a red “No” sign in a clever imitation of official MTA signage prohibiting no-nos like smoking and eating.
The picture was posted in a New York Reddit thread by a user called “AlexJamesFitz,” who comes from Queens.
“Good modification to the R train this morning,” he wrote.
Other Reddit users applauded. One wrote that she had started carrying hand sanitizer everywhere - just in case she comes across another hateful sign that needs erasing.
“Glad we have people out there doing their part to stop these Nazis,” another commented.
Lilly Maier is a news intern at the Forward. She is a graduate journalism student at New York University, where she studies as a Fulbright scholar. She also holds a B.A. in Jewish history from the University of Munich.
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‘No-Swastikas’ Sign Found on the New York City Subway