Simon Wiesenthal Center Commends the Court’s Decision to Sentence the Two Penn State Students Who Pled Guilty to Anti-Semitic Vandalizing

October 13, 2014

Two Penn State students who pleaded guilty to spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti on a mostly Jewish fraternity house were sentenced today to community service and probation. ”We commend Centre County prosecutors and law enforcement for bringing to justice those Penn State students who perpetrated these hateful & anti-Semitic crimes,” said Aron Hier, Director, Campus Outreach.

The Wiesenthal Center anticipates that Jewish students will be subject to many attempts to intimidate them on campuses across the country. It recently released a new app COMBATHATEU that will be made available for free on Apple’s App Store and Google+. The goal is to enable any student, anywhere to report such incidents immediately and better enable the Wiesenthal Center and other Jewish organizations to help them stand up for their rights.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).