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Anti-Semitic carnival fleet had dolls of smiling Jews, sacks of money and a rat

A carnival parade that contained Jewish caricatures that stood in the middle of piles of money has been compared to Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda and provoked fierce criticism in Belgium. A fleet in Aalst's annual party on Sunday was decorated with two large figures of men with large sidebands, crooked noses and durable, a fur hat worn by some orthodox Jews. One had a rat on the shoulder. It was followed by several trucks where dozens of dancing people had similar clothes. We tell you what is true. You can form your own view. From1 5p€ 0.18$ 0.18USD 0.27 "The caricatures that they Der Stürmer of Jews with a crooked nose and suitcases, are typical of Nazism in 1939," says a spokesman for the Belgian forum for Jewish organizations. "This has no place in 2019, carnival or not. The Jewish community naturally accepts that humor is very important in a society, but there are limits that cannot be exceeded. " The appearance of the Float coincides with what many perceive as a rising anti-demitism battle sweeping across Europe. In France, several Jewish cemeteries have been dismissed in recent months, while Germany has recorded a 60 percent increase in violent attacks on Jewish people. United Kingdom, the Labor Party has been repeatedly accused of having a soft stance on the subject. Created with sketchCreated with sketch 1/14 ] Protests collided during demonstration Reuters 2/14 Members of the Jewish community protest against Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism in the Labor Party…

A carnival parade that contained Jewish caricatures that stood in the middle of piles of money has been compared to Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda and provoked fierce criticism in Belgium.

A fleet in Aalst’s annual party on Sunday was decorated with two large figures of men with large sidebands, crooked noses and durable, a fur hat worn by some orthodox Jews. One had a rat on the shoulder.

It was followed by several trucks where dozens of dancing people had similar clothes.

We tell you what is true. You can form your own view.

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“The caricatures that they Der Stürmer of Jews with a crooked nose and suitcases, are typical of Nazism in 1939,” says a spokesman for the Belgian forum for Jewish organizations. “This has no place in 2019, carnival or not. The Jewish community naturally accepts that humor is very important in a society, but there are limits that cannot be exceeded. “

The appearance of the Float coincides with what many perceive as a rising anti-demitism battle sweeping across Europe. In France, several Jewish cemeteries have been dismissed in recent months, while Germany has recorded a 60 percent increase in violent attacks on Jewish people. United Kingdom, the Labor Party has been repeatedly accused of having a soft stance on the subject.

Talking about the parade called the Coordinating Committee for Jewish Organizations in Belgium the organizers to condemn the float.

“At best It is a lack of discretion, especially in view of the rising context of itism in our country and in the world,” a spokesman said. “In the worst case, it is the reproduction of anti-Semitic caricatures that are worthy of the Nazi era.

” We will contact the organizers and the competent authorities to join us in our dismissal of these acts over the next few years. “[19659002] Meanwhile, the European Commission – which is headquartered just 20 kilometers from Aalst in Brussels – urged the Belgian authorities to take action.

President Margaritis Schinas said:” It should be obvious to anyone who shows such representations in the streets in Europe is absolutely unthinkable, 74 years after the Holocaust.

“It is the responsibility of the national authorities to take appropriate action on the basis of applicable law.”

Float was created by the Vismooil group, which regularly participates in Aalst Carnival, the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reports.

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Group members said to the outlet: “We came up with the idea of ​​putting Jews on our float. In order not to make faith ridiculous – Carnival is simply a caricature festival.

” We found it funny to have pink Jews in the procession with a safe to keep the money we saved. You can also laugh with other religions. “

The newspaper also cited the city mayor, Christoph D & # 39; Haese, and said that the group” had no offensive intentions. “


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