Friday, November 15, 2013

Simon Wiesenthal Center : Kristallnacht Commemorations in Europe Hide Modern Day Anti-Semitism

But according to Dr. Shimon Samuels, director for international relations at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Kristallnacht has been made into “an icon by left-wing anti-racist movements in Europe.” While those movements commemorate the atrocities of the Holocaust, their definition of racism also includes the state of Israel and its grievances against the Palestinians. 
In many cases, the “anthropoligization” of the Holocaust in Europe has made it into “a camouflage for hate itself,” Samuels told 
For instance, Samuels noted, the Berlin Jewish Museum organized an international conference titled “Anti-Semitism in Europe Today: the Phenomena, the Conflicts” to mark Kristallnacht’s anniversary, featuring anti-Zionist keynote speaker Brian Klug.

More: Algemeiner

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