JWeekly reports that on Feb. 12, residents of Project Artaud, a live-work complex for artists, made a troubling discovery when they stepped outside: anti-Semitic graffiti, including a swastika and the words “RIP Adolph Hitler,” had appeared on the sidewalk. A few days later another piece graffiti appeared; this one said “Death to Jews” in French.
Residents filed a report with the police, who are investigating the incident. More graffiti was found on 17th, Alabama and Mariposa streets. From the JWeekly:
Traveling Jewish Theatre, later called the Jewish Theatre San Francisco before its demise last year, used to be located at 470 Florida St., a close neighbor of the Project Artaud building. Golob and other residents thought there might be some connection between the theater’s marquee and signs — several of which are still up — and the area the tagger chose for the graffiti.
She and other residents reported the vandalism to the San Francisco Police Department and a few days later to the San Francisco office of the Anti-Defamation League. Nancy Appel, the ADL’s associate regional director, helped bring the case to the SFPD’s hate crimes division.