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Star Of David and Swastika Smeared in Feces in London

A Star of David and a swastika were found smeared with feces near the entrance of a television station in Stamford.

Workers of a nearby theater called the police to report the incident. By the time police arrived, the slur had been cleaned up.

Jewish community leaders called for heavier security in the city. Lauren Steinberg, director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien’s Jewish Community Relations Council said instances of antisemitism occur more often than one might expect.

“Unfortunately antisemitism remains a pervasive element in our communities that we see increasingly more incidents of,” Steinberg said. “This is a reminder to the Jewish community that we need to ensure our security and safety.  To the Stamford community as a whole, it is important for us to stand together as neighbors against antisemitism, racism and bigotry of all forms.”

Investigators are working to obtain security footage of the incident, which happened this past week. Employees gave police pictures of the glass panel near the entrance, where the slurs were written.

Source: Stamford Advocate

Image: Stamford Advocate

By: Hadassah Schwarz

Nazi Artifacts Found Stashed in Argentina

In the back of a hidden room in a house near Argentina’s capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country’s history. Some include a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses in swastika covered boxes, and medical devices.  Toys were also found, which were used to indoctrinate children, one was described as a statue of the Nazi Eagle with a swastika.
The collection was presumably brought into the country by a high ranking Nazi official. Police are trying to understand how the artifacts entered Argentina, and were stashed in a hidden library behind the main house. The raid was carried out a few weeks ago.
“Our first investigations indicate that these are original pieces,” Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said in an interview on Monday, and added that some pieces were accompanied by old photographs. “This is a way to commercialize them, showing that they were used by the horror, by the Fuhrer [Hitler]. There are photos of him with the objects.”

Ariel Cohen Sabban, president of the DAIA, a political umbrella for Argentina’s Jewish institutes, called the find unheard of in Argentina. “Finding 75 original pieces is historic and could offer irrefutable proof of the presence of top leaders who escaped from Nazi Germany.” Cohen said.

 

Source: Israel Hayom

Image: CBS News

By: Hadassah Schwarz

Montana Lawyer Defends Neo-Nazi Website Trolling, Citing First Amendment

Andrew Anglin, publisher of a leading neo-Nazi website is being sued over orchestrating an online antisemitic trolling campaign against an American family, living in Whitefish, Montana.

Marc Rondazza, a Las Vegas based lawyer, who is representing Anglin said recently: “Everybody deserves to have their constitutional rights defended, nobody needs the First Amendment to protect Mr. Rogers. That’s not what it’s there for.”

Anglin is being sued by Tanya Gersh , in a law suit which was filed in April. Gersh’s suit claims the publisher launched an internet trolling campaign against her family, including publishing her 12-year- old son’s Twitter account and profile photo. Gersh accused Anglin of causing “emotional distress”, invading her privacy and violating state law.

Anglin defended his claim and called out Jewish residents of Whitefish, who he beleives are engaging in in an “extortion racket” against a family member of white supremist, Richard Spencer.

Anglin’s lawyer, Randazza claims the allegations in the suit “leaves room for disagreement” over whether Anglin did anything wrong.

Source: Ynet

Image: Ynet

By: Hadassah Schwarz

Swastikas Found in School Bathrooms Across U.S.

Over the past few weeks, swastikas were found in several school bathrooms across the United States.

In a New Jersey, a swastika was found in a high school bathroom. The New Jersey district superintendent said he was “saddened and outraged” at this antisemitic message.

A second incident happened in the Sparta district. School officials are investigating the vandalism, in which an unknown individual drew a swastika on a toilet stall at the Sparta Middle School. The school did not immediately report the event matter to the police.

Another swastika found scrawled in a middle school bathroom in Chappaqua, New York. According to officials, the graffiti was painted by “some young, stupid kid who doesn’t realize what the symbol stands for.”

In yet a fourth incident, police are investigating a swastika found on the wall of a men’s bathroom at a high school in Massachusetts.

 

Source: The Algemiener, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe

Image: Google Images

By: Hadassah Schwarz

Polish School Honors Jewish Girls Expelled By Nazis

A polish school in Krakow revealed a panel containing the names of 87 Jewish girls, who were expelled during the Second World War in 1939 during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

The Polish city of Krakow is part of a growing interest and willingness to commemorate the Jews, who lived there prior to the Holocaust.

The event took place at Adam Mickiewicz Junior Secondary School, and commemorated the 125th anniversary of the founding of the school. Before the Nazi occupation, the school housed many Jewish students, and was an all-girls school.

Lital Beer, director of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Israel found that 87 Jewish girls were expelled. She discovered that 21 were killed in the Holocaust, 24 survived; the fate of the other 42 unknown.  The difficulty trying to trace names, was especially trying since many changed their names more than once, often to Hebrew if they settled in Israel, or changed their last names through marriage.

The research project lasted two years, and began with a request from the school’s principle, Gabriela Olszowska to locate the whereabouts and fate of the former students. Beer added that Yad Vashem gets many requests to conduct private research for individuals, but is usually unable to carry out many of them. However, special attention was given to this case.

“I was very moved by the principal’s initiative to research the [fate of the] girls and commemorate them,” Beer said. “We want to embrace those initiatives as much as we can.”

Source: Israel Hayom

Image: Ynet

by: Efrat Baron

Game Show Host Chuck Woolery Accused of Antisemitic Tweets

Last month, Chuck Woolery, the former host of the popular game show “Love Connection” shared his argument about the alleged Jewish roots of communism on Twitter. “Believe it or not. Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin were both Jewish. I was shocked to find, most of the original Soviet Communists were Jewish”.

Immediately after he received many accusations claiming he supports antisemitic rhetoric. Woolery denied the claims and answered: “Amazing to me, I point out that Marx and Lenin were Jewish, Fact of history, and now I’m being called antisemitic? Why do people do this?”

In previous tweets Woolery has made links between modern progressiveness and socialism to Nazism. Woolery, who currently hosts a podcast called the “Blunt Force Truth” has said in the past that his conservative views have made him a pariah in Hollywood circles.

Source: Forward

Image: Google Images

Written by: Efrat Baron

 

Neo-Nazi Video Games Not an Anomaly

A video game is available, which caters to Neo-Nazi fantasies. The game includes battling with Jews, who wear yellow stars on their uniforms.

According to gamers, “Zog’s Nightmare” is one of the most violent and antisemitic games that has ever been made. “Zog” is an acronym for “Zionist-occupied government,” an anti-Zionist and antisemitic conspiracy theory that believes the world is secretly run by Jews or Zionists. “Zog’s Nightmare” was released in 2006 by a former member of the American Neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement.

Another Neo-Nazi game, which is called “Ethnic Cleansing” allows gamers to play as a member of the Klu Klux Klan. As part of the game, players can kill Jews who shout “oy vey” when killed, and African-Americans who imitate monkeys.

Source: Forward

Image: NS88 Videos

Written by: Efrat Baron

 

Teenage Girl Brutally Attacked By Antisemitic Gang

A 16 year old girl, the was violently assaulted by a group of teenagers. Hannah was in Stoneyfields Park in Edgware, London with two friends, when she was called derogatory names and was told “Hitler should have killed all you Jews when he had the chance… you should have all been gassed.”

When she and her friends attempted to leave the area, a basketball was thrown at her, physically assaulting her. She was then kicked in the chest and punched in the face by two gang members.

Despite the authorities being called, they did not arrive at the scene until two hours after the event.

Alexander Goldberg, the former Chief Executive of the London Jewish Forum and current Jewish chaplain at the University of Surrey, and Hanna’s father expressed concern. During a speech at the JC,  he added that Hanna had recovered from the physical injuries following the attack, however the emotional scars still remain

“We’ve had to put in a local police complaint about the emergency call. They didn’t come to the incident. They claim they sent a car, and that’s now subject to investigation, but [Hanna] claims they waited for an hour to two hours. They waited a long, long time. I’m a chaplain and the Met’s standard practice, I’ve established with them, is that when there is any sort of violence of that nature, certainly male on female, there should be an eight minute response time,” Goldberg said.

“Whatever happened, something went seriously wrong, whether it was dispatching, whether it was getting someone on the scene, or whether the officer didn’t look around or had the wrong address, we don’t know. But that is now being investigated locally by the police. Sadly, the officer involved has gone on leave for a few weeks.” Police later said.

Mr. Goldberg, who has worked for the Commission on Racial Equality also spoke of his concern of racial abuse.

“You’ve got young people in their teens using the Holocaust and Holocaust imagery to abuse young Jewish girls,” he said.

“This discourse has become more acceptable within social media, within public circles, and within mainstream society and also in the political arena. I’m concerned about the fact that my daughter was attacked, I’m concerned for other people’s children, I’m also concerned about the lack of police response. I’m always willing to believe that there’s been some sort of mess up over conspiracy – something went wrong systematically, I’m not suggesting anything else. But something went wrong.”

Source: The JC

Image: The JC/Hanna Goldberg

By: Hadassah Schwarz

 

Mayor of Charlottesville Targeted with Antisemitic Online Abuse

Mike Singer, the Jewish mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, was targeted by antisemitic online abuse after speaking against white nationalists gathered for a rally at a local park.

The torch wielding supremacists were led by Alt Right leader Richard Spencer, who rallied against removing the statue of former Confederate leader Robert E. Lee.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer, who supported removing the statue, condemned the rally in a statement on Sunday.

“This event involving torches at night in Lee Park was either profoundly ignorant or was designed to instill fear in our minority populations in a way that hearkens back to the days of the KKK,” said Singer. “As mayor of this City, I want everyone to know this: we reject this intimidation. We are a welcoming city, but such intolerance is not welcome here.”

In response, he was met with numerous verbal assaults on Twitter.

“I smell Jew,” posted an anonymous Twitter user with the handle “Great Patriot Trump.” “If so, you are going back to Israel. But you will not stay in power here. Not for long.”

“We are tired of Jewish supremacy,” another wrote. “Go back to Israel with your people and stay there.”

Another tweeted, “YOU are on the side of evil. It’s Bolshevism/Global Socialism you are pushing. [Which is] way more evil than whites looking after their own interests.”

Source: IsraelHayom

Image:Twitter

By: Hadassah Schwarz

 

Teenager Arrested For Torching Historic Synagogue

On Sunday, May 14 a fire broke out in a synagogue in the Lower East side of Manhattan, New York. The blaze destroyed the roof and walls of the Beth HaMedrash HaGadol Synagogue, severely damaging part of the interior. A 14 -year-old boy was arrested by police on arson charges, after he was spotted on a surveillance camera leaving with two additional teenagers shortly before the fire broke out. The police have not released the boy’s name, since he is a minor.

The synagogue was built in the Gothic Revival style, having originally been used as a Baptist church, according to city records.

In 1885, the building was acquired by the Beth Hamedrash HaGadol congregation and consisted of Eastern European Jews. It was converted into a synagogue when the neighborhood became the heart of strong immigrant Jewish community in the United States.

The synagogue has been closed since 2007 due to low attendance city records show.

Source: Israel Hayom

Image: Reuters

By: Hadassah Schwarz