BOISE, Idaho (WTXF) - It’s not what many easterners would expect to find in Idaho: a memorial to Anne Frank.
She was the Jewish girl whose family had to go into hiding in Amsterdam to escape the Nazis during the Holocaust. She wrote a diary during that time, but was captured and died as a teenager before the end of World War II.
Sadly, a memorial to her in Boise has been defaced with racist language.
Officials say racist and anti-Semitic slurs were written on the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial last week.
Police are treating the vandalism as a potential hate crime.
State officials say they've already received more than $11,000 in donations for repairs.
The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights says it will put any leftover money to a human rights educational project.