Youth given suspended sentence for setting Hartford fires / "I had relatives in the Holocaust; I never thought I'd see this again". Three synagogues and the home of a state representative were set on fire.
The Jewish Defense League announced armed patrols.
Type of hoax:
admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime
Another Kristallnacht lookalike incident occurred in West Hartford when three synagogues and the home of a state representative were set on fire. A Jewish 17 yr old, Barry D Schuss, confessed.