Grafton Thomas, the man accused of stabbing five Jews at a Hanukkah celebration near New York City, referred to Hitler and “Nazi culture” in his journal.

The anti-semitic negro searched for “why did Hitler hate the Jews,” and looked for “prominent companies founded by Jews in America” on his phone, according to prosecutors.

The New York Times reports that Thomas was charged Monday with committing a hate crime. Since the Saturday attacks and other recent anti-Semitic incidents around the region, authorities have boosted police patrols in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods and bolstered security at synagogues.

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