Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Germany: Antisemitic harassment at refugee memorial

Via Everyday Antisemitism, RIAS:
RIAS, an antisemitism watchdog based in Germany, has released details of an antisemitic verbal attack that was directed at a person looking at a memorial to the Refugee Children Movement in the Friedrichstraße area of Berlin this summer.

The memorial commemorates the rescue effort that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, when the United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Free City of Danzig.

A young man passing the memorial is said to have remarked loudly, “Hitler should have finished off the job!” The woman to whom the abuse was directed replied, “Hitler should have done no such thing, you f***ing antisemite!” This left the young man and observing passers-by speechless.
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