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New York, NY - Nazi Cult Graffiti Spray-Painted in Brooklyn

Published on: May 7, 2009 11:48 AM
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New York, NY - Even ardent neo-Nazis would have a hard time figuring out the bizarre graffiti cops are investigating in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It seems to be written in an obscure alphabet by someone interested in obscure occult ideas that inspired some of Adolf Hitler’s followers.

The characters in the peculiar graffiti tags look like runes, the ancient alphabets of pre-Roman tribes in central and northern Europe. Some people associate runes with magical powers.

One tag says: “Das Geheinns der Runen,” German for “The Secret of the Runes,” a book by Guido von List, an Austrian occultist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The other tags are phrases from Lists’ writings, said Professor Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke of the University of Exeter in England and author of “The Occult Roots of Naziism: Secret Aryan Cults and their Influence on Nazi Ideology.”

List wanted Austrians and Germans to replace their Christian and Jewish beliefs with the paganism of pre-Roman people who lived in German-speaking regions.

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Some of the tags in Greenpoint are directly religious or spiritual—such as “alaf sal fena,” which Goodrick-Clarke said translates to “all solar salvation to him who knows his power.”
“Sal und sig,” says another tag, which translated roughly means “Salvation and victory.” An Internet site run by a List enthusiast notes that the phrase is similar to the Nazi salute “Sieg heil!”

Greenpoint has a few neo-Nazi skinheads—but the graffiti’s reference to the “rather obscure” List probably goes over their heads, said Todd Gutnick, a spokesman for the Anti-Defamation League.

The black spray-painted tags just seemed strange to a business owner who painted one over soon after it appeared Sunday on her shop.

“I don’t know what to think about it. I don’t know what kind of writing it is,” said the owner of Maria’s Deli on Meserole Street, who asked her last name not be used.



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 May 07, 2009 at 11:36 AM Anonymous Says:

It hits home yet again. In an never ending cycle.

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 May 07, 2009 at 12:38 PM scared yid Says:

very very frightening it is mamash right in our backyards..... its no more a far fetched thing that oh it only occurs in europe or Russia we arent safe anywhere no matter where we yidden are we got to have stronger bitachon and eminah more than before.... and of course we need moshiach already.... Hashem Yishmor ooleini

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 May 07, 2009 at 12:55 PM Anonymous Says:

I passed the Williamsburg Bridge about a week ago and saw two Swastikas spraypainted. What is going on here? It was nice and clear and no one bothered to remove it.

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 May 07, 2009 at 03:08 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I passed the Williamsburg Bridge about a week ago and saw two Swastikas spraypainted. What is going on here? It was nice and clear and no one bothered to remove it.

i still saw it there yesterday, seems like it doesn't bother anyone

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 May 07, 2009 at 06:55 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

i still saw it there yesterday, seems like it doesn't bother anyone

well apparently it doesn't bother you either if you didn't report it. You saw it, it should shake you up so bad that even if a million others reported it you should to. If you tell me where you saw it I will report it myslef

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