Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lithuania: Hook-Nosed Jew Image Embellishes Official Invitation to End-of-Winter Festival

Via Algemeiner (h/t Honestly Concerned):
Jews in Lithuania were outraged when the official invitation to an annual end-of-winter festival in the city of Naisiai included pictures of hook-nosed Jews, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Wednesday.

According to the report, the president of the Jewish Community of Lithuania, Faina Kukliansky, said that this kind of Nazi-reminiscent imagery has been increasing in the country.

“You can find it daily in the media,” she said.

Viki Lev, a Lithuanian immigrant to Israel, told Channel 2 that though the festival in question is supposed to be about driving off the winter, it has been characterized by an offensive portrayal of Jews. Some Lithuanians, she said, even claim that “the Jews are trying to steal our holiday.”

Lev added, “I wouldn’t want to raise a Jewish child in Lithuania today. I wouldn’t be able to explain to him what is happening. You can hear slogans there like, ‘Take a stick and beat a Jew.’”

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