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Swastikas Drawn on Homes and Property in Jewish Sherman Oaks Neighborhood

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A woman who's the daughter of Holocaust survivors was left "trembling," reports NBC Los Angeles, after discovering that swastikas had been drawn all over her Sherman Oaks neighborhood.

The vandalism happened on Wednesday in the predominantly Jewish area of Leghorn Avenue. Residents came out of their homes in the morning to find the Nazi imagery on mailboxes, cars and gates in what looked like green crayon.

Residents called the police, who now believe that the symbols of bigotry were put up in the early morning hours.

Resident Jennifer Niman, whose grandparents were murdered in the Holocaust, told KTLA that: "This is not something you want to walk out and see in Sherman Oaks...It's like Germany 1938."