Thursday, February 7, 2013

21st Century Brownshirts!

Anti-Semitism in Europe: Alive and unfortunately very well!

Back on January 28th I had written an article that spoke to the fact that Holocaust Remembrance Day had come and gone. It was observed on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, with barely a whisper of recognition from the majority of the Jewish community and certainly close to none from anyone else.

This lack of focus on Jewish and world history is occurring at the same time the phrase "Never Again" continues to lose more and more of its meaning to the Jews of today while at the same time the Jews of yesterday are slowly dying off.

Soon, no survivors to the horrors of the Holocaust will remain to tell the story while schools, historians, politicians and the PC crowd will slowly work to erode the memory.

In that article of January 28th I had included links to four articles clearly showing that unless Jews make a concerted stand to reverse the tide of anti-Semitism, the phrase "Never Again" will be just another saying with little impact or meaning behind it. History, as history so often does, sadly may repeat itself.

Read the article below provided to me by a reader and then tell me if the world has changed over the past 67 years or if only time has gone by.

Never Again? Those words need to be less of a slogan and need to be more of a way of life!

'No Hebrew, Please — This Is Europe'

I wrote about it here recently: Israel’s ambassador to Denmark and the head of Copenhagen’s Jewish community have both warned Jews in that city that if they don’t want to be roughed up on the street by anti-Semites, they’d better not wear anything that would identify them as Jews – and, for good measure, they should also lower their voices when speaking Hebrew. The other day, in a supremely depressing article for Israel National News, Giulio Meotti provided a round-up of similar developments from around Europe.

For instance: a Jewish theological seminary in Potsdam has asked its rabbis not to wear yarmulkes in public. Pupils at a Jewish school in Berlin have been warned to speak German, not Hebrew, on school trips – and to wear baseball caps over their yarmulkes “so you don’t give stupid people something to get annoyed about.” Jews at Rome’s main synagogue now remove their yarmulkes when leaving services; so do Jews in Malmö, Sweden. A Jewish teacher at an adult education center in Kristiansand, Norway, has been told “that wearing the star could be deemed a provocation towards the many Muslim students at the school.” And so on..."
Read the entire article at FrontPageMag here.
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