Letter From Ed Koch Protesting an Offensive Racial Cartoon at Rutgers University–Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
The message includes two letters said to have been written by former New York mayor Ed Koch in response to a controversial cartoon that was published in a student publication at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
The cartoon depicted a man suspended in a “carnival-style” contraption over a burning oven.
The caption says “Knock a Jew in the oven!”
The cartoon did appear in a campus humor publication titled the Medium.
It calls itself “the entertainment weekly of giving birth to a retarded child.”
It’s logo is a monkey at a typewriter.
Rutgers President Richard McCormick called for an apology from the editors of the paper, which they did later issue.
Former New York mayor Ed Koch, who is outspoken against anti-Semitism, wrote letters to both McCormick and the governor of New Jersey.