By COLlive reporter
On Sunday evening, a man in New York City hurled vile anti-Semitic remarks at two Chasidic Jews in Crown Heights.
The alleged assailant, who has not yet been identified, is seen on video footage verbally attacking Crown Heights resident Menachem Benchemon as he left a barber shop on St. Johns and Albany Avenue with Moshe Rubashkin.
According to Benchemon, the man randomly approached him and his friend as they were leaving the shop and began screaming at them: “You guys robbed me.”
Benchemon said that he tried to get the man to calm down so he could figure out what the man’s problem was but then the man launched into hurling anti-Semitic remarks at them.
Benchemon then began to video the exchange.
“Hitler didn’t not, Hitler did not kill enough of f—ng all you,” the man can be seen screaming in one video. “Hitler did not kill enough. He had the right to kill all because [inaudible] rat Jews. The rat Jews.”
In response to the incident, Moshe asked Menachem: “What is this, Nazi Germany?”
Moments later, as both Moshe and Menachem were riding in a vehicle on the next block over, the man continued to follow them and shout anti-Semitic expletives at them.
“Hitler had the right thing for all of you,” the man continued. “Hitler had the right to f—ing kill every one of you.”
Moshe’s parents, who are both still alive, are both Holocaust survivors.
This is the third anti-semitic incident involving remarks about Hitler in recent weeks in Crown Heights, including one where a Chasidic man was told, “Hitler is my best friend,” by a passing driver, and another in which a note was left on a mural at the Jewish Children’s Museum by a teenage girl with the words “Hitler is coming.” The Hate Crimes Unit is investigating the latter incident.
The Police have not yet identified either of the alleged perpetrators.
In May, the NYPD said hate crimes were up 67 percent in the first quarter of this year, with an 82 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents.