Hanukkah Stabbing Victim Dies Three Months After Attack

A New York man severely injured during a Hanukkah celebration has died three months after the attack. 

Josef Neumann, 72, was one of five victims brutally stabbed on December 28. Neumann died Sunday night from his injuries he sustained in that attack. 

Dozens of people were gathered at a rabbi’s home in an Orthodox Jewish community in Monsey, New York. Grafton Thomas, 37, was arrested in connection with the attack.  

Grafton Thomas (Photo: Fox News)

Thomas was in possession of handwritten journals that referred to Adolf Hitler and Nazi Culture, as well as drawings of the Star of David and a Swastika. 

Investigators also looked into his internet browsing history which revealed searches like “German Jewish Temples near me,” “Why did Hitler hate the Jews?” and “Prominent companies founded by Jews in America.” 

Thomas was indicted on federal charges as well as well as state charges, including attempted murder. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

According to Neumann’s family, he suffered brain damage in the attack. He also suffered other cuts to the head and neck, and his arm was shattered.  

Neumann’s family had set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical bills. 

The funeral will be held for Neumann will be held Monday.  No additional details were provided. 



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