Sunday, September 18, 2016

Germany: Kosher bratwurst met with avalanche of antisemitic comments

Via Times of Israel:
The kosher version of the famed aromatic sausage from the former East German state of Thuringen will be introduced to the public at October’s annual Onion Festival in Weimar — between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — the Berlin-based chef Elmar Werner said in a telephone interview.

The first public bite will be taken by the state’s governor, Bodo Ramelow, who was the impetus behind the product, Werner said.

Not that all his constituents are delighted. After Ramelow, of the Left Party, posted an article from Bild about the new sausage on Facebook this week, he received so many hate-filled responses that he vowed to erase them all.


Meanwhile, the governor announced Wednesday that he was going to erase all comments about the sausage from his Facebook profile after an avalanche of remarks “full of hate, anti-religious sentiment and National Socialist cliches.”
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