Holocaust museum officials demand probe after explosions

Officials with the Rockland Holocaust Museum are demanding an all-out investigation to find those responsible for the explosions at the homes of two New City

Officials with the Rockland Holocaust Museum are demanding an all-out investigation to find those responsible for the explosions at the homes of two New City rabbis.

Officials with the Rockland Holocaust Museum are demanding an all-out investigation to find those responsible for the explosions at the homes of two New City rabbis. (8/15/16)

NEW CITY - Officials with the Rockland Holocaust Museum are demanding an all-out investigation to find those responsible for the explosions at the homes of two New City rabbis.

Police still have not officially listed the incidents as a hate crime, but whoever set off explosions of large fireworks outside the homes of the two New City rabbis last week appears to have known what they were doing.

No one was hurt, but a bush outside one of the homes did catch fire.

Paul Galan, the president of the Rockland Holocaust Museum and a Holocaust survivor himself, says the attacks bring back memories of hate.

"Whenever I see such manifestations of hate, it takes me back to my childhood," he says.

Police say it may be a hate crime because the rabbis live a short distance apart in New City.

Local government officials and community leaders rallied outside the County Courthouse last week to condemn the attacks.

Clarkstown police are asking anyone who has information on the attacks to contact their detective division.

 

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