International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Photo courtesy of Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

Antisemitic flyers were found at homes in the L Streets neighborhood Friday. The day is recognized around the globe as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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“Locally in North Texas, we are outraged by the dissemination of hateful propaganda at homes in Lake Highlands today by an antisemitic hate group and conspiracy theorist network,” shared Mary Pat Higgins, president of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. “We find it despicable that they chose today, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, to attempt to spread their antisemitic poison in our community.”

Advocate has chosen not to share photos of the flyers, but those found in Dallas were folded into plastic baggies, weighted down with white rice, and lined with apparent names and photos of Disney executives, indicating that “Disney child grooming is Jewish.” References to Satan and the devil are also included, along with a disclaimer: “These flyers were distributed randomly without malicious intent.”

Over the past two months, similar hate-fueled messages have been found in Orange County, Florida, Kensington, Virginia, Providence, Rhode Island, Shreveport, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas. In Dallas, flyers were also distributed in Lochwood and Lakewood last week.

The Anti-Defamation League says the frequency of extremist-related incidents is growing.

“In January 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) issued a Joint Intelligence Bulletin specifically detailing the ‘enduring nature of violent threats posed to Jewish communities,’” ADL reps shared. “This bulletin, issued in the wake of a hostage situation that took place at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, highlighted the threat that violent extremists pose to Jewish institutions and targets and the likelihood for copycat attacks to occur.”

Dallas police have been canvassing the neighborhood, speaking with homeowners and gathering information.

“On January 27, 2023, the Dallas Police Department was notified of flyers containing anti-Semitic rhetoric found in the Lake Highlands neighborhood in Dallas,” explained Kristin Lowman, assistant director of media relations for DPD. “The preliminary investigation determined flyers were dropped in the front yard of homes in the neighborhood.

“At this time, there is no indication any homeowner or street was specifically targeted, and there is no direct threat to any group or neighborhood.”

If you have information about the source of the flyers, you may call DPD’s northeast station at 214-670-4415. The case number is 015836-2023.