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Reports of antisemitic incidents in Wisconsin increase by 55 percent

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 17:03:20-05

WISCONSIN — From 2018 to 2019, Wisconsin saw 55 percent more reports of antisemitic incidents, according to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

This 55 percent increase brings the increase total since 2015 up to 329 percent.

Antisemitic incidents include harassment, threats, assault, hate group activities, and references to the Holocaust, Nazis, and Hitler.

In the last year, Wisconsin has seen 94 percent more references to the Holocaust, Nazis, and Hitler. Additionally, there has been a 900 percent increase in hate group activity.

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) said in a press release that these incidents are reviewed and corroborated before they take any action.

The JCRC works year-round to respond to these incidents and works to prevent them.

According to a press release, "The organization strongly encourages individuals and institutions to report all incidents, and ensures full confidentiality."

You can report incidents using the sources below:

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