In the News: Camp Owner Endures Racial Vandalism

01/27/2009

Camp Owner Endures Racial Vandalism

By CHARLIE BUTERBAUGH

Last week at Machne Menachem summer camp, Meir Hershkop’s assistant, Michal, prepares for the arrival of 350 children. Hershkop found numerous swastikas spray-painted at the camp when he returned on June 27.

Last week at Machne Menachem summer camp, Meir Hershkop’s assistant, Michal, prepares for the arrival of 350 children. Hershkop found numerous swastikas spray-painted at the camp when he returned on June 27.

LACKAWAXEN, PA – Meir Hershkop reached out his hand and
agreed to talk about the swastikas he found after returning to his
summer camp for children on June 27.

The 48-year-old walked by the cabin where he’s staying with his
assistant, Michal. The emblem of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party had been
sprayed in white on the cabin’s red siding. Beside the swastika the
vandal(s) had sprayed an anarchy sign.

Hershkop pointed out a swastika on a doormat, one on the window of
a storm door and one on a nearby picnic table. The word “Nazi” had
been sprayed on the table’s bench.

“Heil Hitler” had been sprayed in the grass, and the culprits had
broken into a building, stolen Hebrew Bibles, ripped out pages and
strewn them by the entrance gate to the not-for-profit camp, Machne
Menachem, which sits in a secluded 87-acre valley along the Upper
Delaware River.

Meir and Michal were busily preparing for the 350 children who would
arrive on July 7 for eight weeks of summer camp. Hershkop took a
break, stepped out of the rain under the roof of a porch and began
talking about the history of the camp.

He and his partners purchased the property in 1997. This incident,
which Hershkop described as an “accident,” is the first of its kind to
occur here, though once before some thieves broke in and stole a
charity box that contained $13.00.

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Letters to the Judge

01/14/2009

writing to the judge machne menachem

This is just a small collection of letters and Motions sent to the court and to the Bais Din by the original directors  of Camp Machne Menachem. You will find plenty of information in these pages (They are not in order).

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Latest papers submitted to Bankruptcy Court of Pennsylvania by the Original Directors

01/14/2009

For Text version Click Here: Motion #1 Motion #2

Motion #1

motion-pa-court-pg1

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Before and After

01/12/2009

Spritzer takes control of the camp for the summer 0f 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. That’s a total 0f 7 years, in those 7 years not one nail or gallon of paint was used to improve the camp. After not being on the camp grounds for six years I was shocked to not only find that not one thing was done to improve the camp grounds, bunk houses, playing fields etc…I found the place to be in total neglect.

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