European Union was established ‘on the lessons of Auschwitz’ as a framework, but, what of the 50% rise in anti-Semitic incidents in France & in Austria in 2012?
There were also political gains by 2 virulently anti-Semitic parties: Golden Dawn in Greece & Jobbik in Hungary.
BRUSSELS – Jewish people are living in fear in Europe but the European Union will make sure they are not harmed, the president of the European Parliament said.
“Yes, Jewish people are living in fear in Europe but this is not 1929, this is 2012,” European Parliament President Martin Schultz has said Jan. Continue Reading »
On Tuesday, a Hungarian far-right politician urged the gov’t to draw up a list of Jews who pose ‘national security risk’, stirred outrage among Jewish leaders.
Thousands attended an anti-Nazi rally Sunday in Hungary organized by Jewish and civic groups to protest a far-right lawmaker’s call to screen Jews for national security risks.
Participants wave Hungarian national flags and a flag of Romas, right, as thousands of people attend a protest called Mass Demonstration Against Nazism in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. – Photo by AP
The rally was unusual because politicians from both the government and opposition parties shared a stage outside parliament. Continue Reading »
During WWII, 772 Norwegian Jews & Jewish refugees were deported to Nazi concentration camps
A 91-year-old man charged with Nazi crimes in Germany
By The Associated Press
Norway’s chief of police Monday expressed “regret” over the police force’s role in the arrests and deportations of Jews from the German-occupied country during World War II.
“On behalf of Norwegian police and those involved in the deportations of Norwegian Jews, I wish to express regret,” Odd Reidar Humlegard said on public broadcaster NRK.
Anti-Semitic graffit on an Olso storefont in 1941. – Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The apology coincided with the 70th anniversary of the deportation of 532 Norwegian Jews on a vessel named Donau. Continue Reading »