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Anti-Semitic Flyers Posted at Marblehead Temple, Police Say

The posters said the Holocaust equals fake news

Anti-Semitic posters were found at a synagogue in Marblehead over the weekend, and police in the Massachusetts town are asking for the community's help to find whoever put them up.

The Holocaust-denying flyers were placed in the front and back of Temple Emanu-El on Atlantic Avenue, according to police. Officials were alerted of the incident on Monday morning by an employee.

"There is a feeling of violation because someone had to make the decision to come off of Atlantic Avenue, onto our property, and give us a message," Rabbi David Meyer said.

No damage was done to the building or the grounds and no one entered the temple, officials said.

Rabbi Meyer said worshippers will not be deterred but noted that, "This was in our home."

He said the suspect was seen on surveillance cameras, which were installed during a recent renovation. The rabbi says police have a copy of the surveillance video, which appears to show a young man putting up the posters and he believes the suspect got there on a bicycle.

No arrests have been made, but the rabbi says he hopes the suspect faces hate crime charges once arrested.

Authorities are asking anyone who was in the area of the temple over the weekend and saw or heard anything to contact detective Theresa Gay at 781-631-1212.

"No tip is too small," Marblehead police wrote in a Facebook post. "It could be something like a car idling in the lot or someone on the grounds when the building was closed."

Temple Emanu-El was vandalized 30 years ago, as well.

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