Wednesday, May 27, 2015

France: Far-Rightist investigated for antisemitic comments against Nazi-hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld

European Jewish Congress reports:
A French court has opened an investigation into remarks on Facebook by far-Right polemicist Alain Soral attacking Serge and Beate Klarsfeld.

The Klarsfelds have documented the history of the Shoah in France and exposed those who collaborated with the Nazis.  They recently received Germany’s Order of Merit.
Last week, Soral posted an extract of a press article about the award with the comment «Look what happens when you don’t complete the job».

The remark drew a number of responses, one of which described “the job” as “thye extermination of the Jews”.  Soral recently received a 10,000 euro fine for making a quenelle gesture at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial.

Serge Klarsfeld (born 17 September 1935) and Beate Klarsfeld (née Künzel, born 13 February 1939) are activists known for documenting the Holocaust to establish the record and enable prosecution of war criminals. Since the 1960s, they are famous Nazi hunters, and did notable efforts to commemorate the Jewish victims from France of the Occupation, and for their support of Israel. (More on Wikipedia)
Alain Soral performing a "quenelle" at the Berlin Holocaust memorial.

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