The anti-Semitism, on the rise since Trump was elected, continues.
Elizabeth Midlarsky, a Jewish professor who teaches and researches the Holocaust at Columbia Teachers College, experienced first-hand the resurgence of anti-Semitic crimes across the country since President Trump took office.
The disruption during a musical that tells the story of a Jewish family persecuted in tsarist Russia, takes place just weeks after 11 people were murdered in a synagogue.
Meanwhile, his wife's social media refers to Nazi death camps as "work camps."
A Halloween event for families, "Trail of Treats," took place in Owensboro, Ky., and one father thought it would be a good idea to dress his 5-year-old as Adolf Hitler and himself as a Nazi soldier.
Bryant Goldbach's response: Anyone that knows us knows we love history.
The public and social media were not amused.
Goldbach said on Twitter, in defense of his son, that people came up to him shouting obscenities and threatening to rip that costume off him.
This dude is f*cking nuts. “Tolerant left." 😂. You can't justify this one man. #nazidad pic.twitter.com/EazvMd4Vt5
— Amber Burdette (@AmberBurdette) October 26, 2018
He initially was angry, telling people how dare they threaten a child.
He continued, "Yes liberalism is alive and well. And we had the displeasure of dealing with the fruits of the so called 'Tolerant Left.'"
When the backlash continued, Goldbach then told the The Owensboro Times, "I wasn't trying to make a statement or put my son in any position. It was bad judgment. I want people to know I am sorry."
"My brother is half-Iranian," Goldbach said. "I have Black friends. My last name is Jewish."
Local Rabbi Gary Mazo at Temple Adath B'nai Israel said:
"The fact that the father apologized is important; the fact he did not know the costumes would be offensive is a very sad reflection on our society.
"A good rule of thumb would be: 'if your costume calls to mind an event where millions were killed, choose another costume.' As we are learning through Megyn Kelly's words as well, costumes where someone dresses up deliberately to mock someone's race, religion or nationality should be avoided. If the purpose of Halloween is to have fun - bigotry, anti-Semitism and racism are not fun. That should be common sense. This is not being "politically correct" this is simply being respectful, understanding and kind.""
While Goldbach performs in both Civil War and World War II reenactments and dressed as a Confederate soldier for Halloween last year, he denied being a racist, referring to white supremacy as "disgusting."
But wait—if he didn't know the costumes we be offensive, why does it still smell like racism? Let's ask his bride, MaryAnne Goldbach, because she's not shy about her anti-Semitism. Posts recovered by Huffington Post showed comments in response to the backlash:
"This is what the mass media has portrayed the Holohoax. The truth is the media is controlled by Zionists. The so-called 'gas chambers' were delousing showers. He created work camps, not death camps."
Social media uncovered that Goldbach has had some rhetoric posted on his social media account:
"White pride doesn't mean hate… There is no need to feel guilty because of the past. If that offends you, your racist" said a flyer.
He lives in my town. He owns Goldbach's Watch Repair on Frederica St. It is not fake pic.twitter.com/OGS5x832Ev
— Les Hail Yes (@LesHailYes) October 26, 2018
They also claim that he works for Verizon and that his kids are in danger of his parenting:
This is Bryant Goldbach, an employee of yours in Owensboro, KY. He enjoys cosplaying himself and his family as nazis. And follows a few dozen Nazi/right wing extremist groups on social media. But I'm sure he just “appreciates history" pic.twitter.com/paUuepYRmE
— Tom Wolfson (@tom_wolfson) October 26, 2018
@CNN @NBCNews @GMA @TODAYshow Saw this man who calls himself Bryant Goldbach from Owensboro, KY and works for @verizon. This is not ok. @MSNBC @14news pic.twitter.com/DPdeuRhf4O
— Amber Burdette (@AmberBurdette) October 26, 2018
Someone from children's protective services needs to do an interview with the parents! I fear these kids will be taught hate to harm others.
— Mary Elizabeth 2Ω3Ω (@OldSoul_1111) October 27, 2018
This tone-deaf act happened just days before a shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that ended 11 lives.
"Nazi salutes are indefensible," a CNN spokesperson said.
Jeffrey Lord, a CNN contributor and supporter of President Donald Trump, has made bigoted and sexist comments on air, like calling Trump the "Martin Luther King of Healthcare," but it was a tweet that got him fired.
"We are concerned that this lyric could feed into preconceived notions about Jews and alleged Jewish 'control' of the banks and finance," said the Anti-Defamation League.
Since releasing his new album on June 30, Jay-Z has managed to do two things in less than a week — gain platinum status and stir up anti-Semitic controversy. While the former sounds great, there are some who are less than enthusiastic about the lyricist's accomplishment, including the Anti-Defamation League.
The White House spokesman is under fire for his recent comment, while the alt-right accuses Jared Kushner, Trump's senior adviser, of "putting the interests of Israel" first.
As the Trump administration receives backlash from anti-Semitic alt-right supporters over Stephen Bannon's removal from the National Security Council and the political rise of President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is Jewish, White House spokesman Sean Spicer minimizes the crimes of Adolf Hitler.
"You must live by the rules that an abuse to one, and an affront to one, is an affront to all and that large fires start as small fires."
About 100 headstones were overturned at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia just a week after a similar incident occurred in Missouri.
As more incidents of anti-Semitism take the national spotlight, about 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia were overturned this weekend, police reported. This comes just one week after about 150 headstones were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri.
"Did you think that the election of Trump, a president endorsed by the chair of the American Nazi party … was going to usher in a wave of inclusiveness that would include Jews?"
White supremacists are praising Trump's silence, summed up by one popular writer saying, "Everyone is pretty damn sick of Jews."
Prominent anti-Semites are applauding President Donald Trump's continued refusal to condemn a rising level of anti-Semitism in the United States, including bomb threats to at least 11 more Jewish community centers on Monday, bringing the total to 69 incidents targeting 54 JCCs in 27 states since January.