More on the recent anti-Semitism in Canada:
The crudely sprayed swastika left Maria Leib speechless.
And it cruelly carried her back to the Jewish ghetto in the Ukraine where Nazis confined her during World War II.
"That was a bitter time," Leib said yesterday as York Region police continued their probe of anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed on 13 homes and vehicles in a predominantly Jewish neighbourhood in Vaughan early Monday.
"I feel at home in Canada," Leib said haltingly. "But for the first time I felt afraid."
Ichil Leib said he immediately sensed something was wrong when his mother opened the front door of their townhouse Monday morning.
The words JEWZ SUK had been scrawled above the Nazi symbol.
"This isn't the first time such hateful things have happened and it won't be the last," the 57-year-old man said.
"My mother wants to remove it, but I want to leave it so people can see that it's a crime."
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