Immigrants’ Home Burned in Apparent Hate Crime
Oct. 24, 1960: Vandals set fire to the Baldwin Park home of the Jaskolsky family and paint a swastika and the words “Notzi Rat” on a cinder-block wall in the backyard.
The Jakolskys' plight has brought an outpouring of support from Ewald’s co-workers at Beckman Instruments Co., as well as help from friends and strangers, and although the family plans to leave Baldwin Park they are grateful for the aid they have received.
"People have been so wonderful to us it has made us more determined than ever to become American citizens," Wilhelmine says. "They've made us feel like one of them -- like we're not foreigners anymore."