May 26, 2022

Missouri: “Disturbing Anti-Semitic Voicemail Left at Washington University in St. Louis Library”

From The Huffington Post:

Campus police at Washington University in St. Louis alerted local and federal authorities last month after an unnerving, anti-Semitic voicemail was left for a university librarian.

The librarian, who asked not to be identified, notified The Huffington Post of the voicemail through the Documenting Hate project.


The caller seemed aware that the librarian had recently helped organize an exhibit on the Holocaust at a local museum.


Susan McGinn, a spokeswoman for Washington University in St. Louis, said that there was “no way to track” who left the voicemail.

Although campus police determined the call didn’t constitute a threat, McGinn said officers put caller ID on the librarian’s landline phone in case he receives another message.

“We alerted local and federal authorities as well as Jewish organizations just to make them aware,” McGinn said.

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