Concord, CA – Last week, Tammy Helman found antisemitic leaflets on her driveway and around her neighborhood, packed in plastic bags.
“People around the neighborhood didn’t even want to see them,” Helma said. “For me silence is a kind of violence.” Walnut Creek City Council member Kevin Wilk brought up the leaflets at Tuesday’s council meeting.
The flyers were left near the Walnut Creek/Concord border near Oak Grove Road. Wilk, Walnut Creek’s first Jewish mayor and city council member, said the literature was left in the neighborhood sometime during Sept. 27-30, during the Jewish High Holidays between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Wilk told the council. “There’s more work to be done, but we as a council need to expose racism, ant-Semitism and hate crimes for what they are.”
The flyers say “every aspect of the Ukraine-Russia War is Jewish,” speculate Jews were responsible for 9/11, blame Jews for slavery, and say they control the United States government and media, among other claims.