Athens, Madrid, Milan, Warsaw – Anti-Semitic hate crimes on the rise

❌ Athens – Antisemitic graffiti in the courtyard of an elementary school in Athens. The inscriptions read: “Jews are prostitutes.”

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❌ Madrid –  Madrid – This morning (Monday), a World Zionist Organization emissary in Madrid discovered a graffiti near his home. Local security forces opened an investigation into the incident.

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❌ Milan – In central Milan, posters bearing the slogan “Hitler is the victim” with antisemitic content and a Holocaust denial were posted.

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❌ Warsaw – At the beginning of the week, huge signs were hung on the walls of several residential buildings in Warsaw with the inscription “These buildings will soon be returned to the Jews to meet their demands.”

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Prominent Polish researchers of the Holocaust were verbally attacked with anti-Semitic slurs by Polish Holocaust deniers after a conference in Paris.

Professor Jacek Leociak from the Polish Academy of Sciences was insulted after leaving the School for Advanced Research in Social Sciences, where the conference was held, and he received death threats in online comments.

A similar attack happened to Professor Jan Grabowski, who works at the University of Ottawa, when after leaving the conference, a group of Poles called him “a dirty Jew.”

Far-right Polish organizations do not accept the results of research carried out by historians, which indicate the active participation of Poles in murdering Jews during the Holocaust.  The current ultra-nationalist government is attempting to rewrite history and curb some of today’s basic freedoms like the rule of law and freedom of speech.

Additional anti-Semitic hate crimes were reported last week in New York, Paris and Amsterdam.

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