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Anti-Jewish vandal hits historic coral rock house in South Beach

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Miami Beach, FL – For more than three decades, the coral rock house at 900 Collins Ave. was a medical office run by Edward Roth, one of the first Jewish doctors in Miami Beach. Over the weekend, drawings of swastikas were found on the home.

The vandalism was discovered by Mitch Novick, a historic preservationist who helped save the house from demolition in the mid-2000s. Novick says he has not yet filed a police report; it’s unclear whether the swastikas were drawn by someone who knew about Roth or the home’s history.