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These chilling words were scrawled across an anti-Semitic flyer found by Gertrude Nussbaum near her synagogue. On the top half of the flyer is a large swastika in a white circle on a red background. Gertrude Nussbaum is the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor. The flyer shocked her and brought an overwhelming sense of fear. Being a family member of a Holocaust survivor, she understands the devastating impact that hate and bigotry can have on innocent lives.

Lebanon, PA.— Lebanon, Pennsylvania, a cornerstone of the Keystone State, is placed within the center of cultural and urban development in virtually every direction; yet the city itself has begun to experience something of an identity crisis.

The Lebanon County Branch of the NAACP and the Annville Town Square Protesters for Racial Justice have announced a joint protest action and rally from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 in the Annville, PA, Town Square to mourn and remember the victims of the Buffalo Race Massacre and to condemn White supremacy and the poisonous “Great Replacement Theory” that inspired the gunman and that is being promoted by so many extremists right-wing pundits and politicians.

The year was 1857 and the United States, let alone Pennsylvania, faced economic challenges and the divide between pro-slave states and anti-slave states was now a chasm. There was a struggle with the Kansas Act that had some states pushing for slavery in the Kansas Territory and other states pushing against it.