Swastikas on the Subway in NYCity

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I got on the subway in Manhattan tonight and found a Swastika on every advertisement and every window. The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do.

One guy got up and said, “Hand sanitizer gets rid of Sharpie. We need alcohol.” He found some tissues and got to work.

I’ve never seen so many people simultaneously reach into their bags and pockets looking for tissues and Purel. Within about two minutes, all the Nazi symbolism was gone.

Nazi symbolism. On a public train. In New York City. In 2017.

“I guess this is Trump’s America,” said one passenger. No sir, it’s not. Not tonight and not ever. Not as long as stubborn New Yorkers have anything to say about it.

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About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College
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One Response to Swastikas on the Subway in NYCity

  1. jtmarlinnyc says:

    The swastika symbol is a reminder of a horrible evil that took over most of Europe, plain and simple. Removing these symbols as soon as and wherever they appear is a good response. Another reason to carry hand sanitizer! Thank you for the story, which is food for thinking.

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