Over the last week, white supremacist organizations and individuals in New Jersey have defaced a Holocaust memorial in Ocean County and distributed propaganda fliers in Mercer, Middlesex, and Morris counties. Since 2015, there have been at least 30 reported instances of white supremacist propaganda distribution—six of which occurred at colleges and universities—in nine of New Jersey’s 21 counties.
On March 24, an unknown individual(s) spray-painted “666” on a Holocaust memorial, hateful profanity on the side of a synagogue, and a swastika on a truck in Lakewood (Ocean County). Last summer, a banner with anti-Semitic slurs and a promotion for a white supremacist organization was draped on the same memorial.
Separately on March 24, white nationalist organization Identity Evropa placed fliers promoting the group at the County College of Morris in Randolph (Morris County). The group previously placed fliers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick (Middlesex County) on March 17. The fliers at both locations included a link to Identity Evropa’s website along with phrases including, “Action, Leadership, Identity” and “Our Generation, Our Future, Our Last Chance.”
On March 17, fliers supporting a group referred to as the New Jersey European Heritage Association were left on two kiosks in the downtown area of Princeton (Mercer County). The group promotes the ideologies of a number of white supremacist organizations across the United States, including National Vanguard and the National Policy Institute.
At this time, we have no information on white supremacist-related threats or activity targeting schools or the Jewish community. Nonetheless, we encourage you to be aware of your surroundings, and if you see something suspicious, report it to a police officer or to the NJOHSP Counterterrorism Watch at 1-866-4-SAFE-NJ (866-472-3365). You can also report suspicious activity to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional resources and information, visit www.njohsp.gov/report-suspicious-activity.