Greensboro police have charged 22-year-old Nile Christian Harvey in connection with the vandalism of a Holocaust memorial in LaBauer Park, where a swastika was drawn on the sculpture.

The artwork is called “She Wouldn’t Take Off Her Boots.” It was modeled after a photo of five women in Latvia just before they were executed.

It's described as the first women’s Holocaust memorial in North Carolina.

U.S. 6th District Congresswoman Kathy Manning, a co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, says such desecration has no place in Greensboro. 

In an interview with WFDD in October, Manning expressed concerns about rising hate against Jews.

“We are concerned that we're already seeing growing anti-semitism in this country, particularly on college campuses," she said. "And we're worried about the safety of Jewish students, we're worried about the safety of the Jewish community in general.”

In a social media post, Manning called the vandalism an “abhorrent display of hate” and said her heart goes out to her fellow Jews in the community and to the Holocaust survivors and families. 

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