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Post by ObjectiveDoubter » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:38 pm

TollandRCR wrote:Is Night a trilogy? Amazon implies that it is but offers only one book.
Elie Wiesel wrote many, many books. He wrote two additional books, that go along with Night. I believe Dawn and Day. Not 100 percent on the titles

I don't think he wrote in English, but that his wife was his translator. I would go again to hear it read. Three hours on those unbelievably uncomfortable seats and you still could have heard a pin drop.



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Post by Fortinbras » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:29 pm

A great many of these "antisemitic incidents" are the sort that could be done by one person - at most, two - even children. They don't reflect any real organization. And if you caught the kids in the act, they might tell you that they don't know any Jews, have no real animus against Jews, they just wanted to do some mischief to break their boredom and figured that spraying swastikas would be blamed on others such as the Klan.

But the elevation of people like Steve Bannon has made a certain degree of anti-Jewish feeling appear acceptable, respectable, even correct to others who may have harbored similar feelings more quietly. And so now they rise to the surface and make their thoughts known. It may take years to undo the effects.



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Post by maydijo » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:06 pm

My copy of Night is signed by Eli Wiesel. Years ago my uni did an Ethics After the Holocaust symposium; he was the key note speaker. Other speakers included Deborah Lippstaad and (I am almost certain - but might be mistaken because, in writing it, it sounds too incredible to be true, having this sort of line up) Simon Wiesenthal. It was an incredible symposium. But Wiesel - What a speaker! He commanded the audience, and was so very graceful afterwards. I will never forget meeting him.



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Post by Addie » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:42 pm

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The Nazi Sites of Los Angeles: A walking tour of where the Fascists and Hitlerites gathered in California.

The first Nazi rally in Los Angeles took place in the summer of 1933, a few months into Adolph Hitler’s chancellorship, at a downtown biergarten nicknamed the Brown House, after the Nazi Party’s offices in Munich. It was here (now an America’s Best Value Inn) that the Jewish spymaster known as L1 sent his first undercover operatives, a husband-and-wife team of Christian German émigrés, with instructions to infiltrate the Fascist underground.

“Today people are marching and saying, ‘Jews will not replace us,’ ” Steve Ross, the author of a forthcoming book, “Hitler in Los Angeles,” which documents the rise of anti-Semitic hate groups and a covert Jewish-led resistance, said the other day. “In the thirties, they’re saying, ‘Kill the Jews.’ All it takes is one crazy person. People say, ‘It can’t happen here,’ but it is happening here. Once you have the Fascist takeover of the government, all the other things can happen.”

L1 was Leon Lewis, an unassuming lawyer who had served in the First World War and helped found the Anti-Defamation League. The Nazis called him “the most dangerous Jew in Los Angeles.” He worked independently; the F.B.I. focussed its scant resources on the Communist threat, and many on the city’s police force were Klansmen or American Fascists, or at least sympathetic to the anti-Jewish attitudes of the Hitlerites. By the time Pearl Harbor was attacked, Lewis’s agents had disrupted elaborate efforts to spread Nazi ideology in the United States, revealed fifth columnists and saboteurs inside the Douglas aircraft plant, and foiled two murder plots whose targets included not only the spymaster but also Jack Benny, Samuel Goldwyn, Charlie Chaplin, and Louis B. Mayer. “The Nazis saw L.A. as more important than Jew York, as they called it,” Ross said. “La Guardia, who was half Jewish, had the ports closely watched, whereas in L.A. they were able to bring in propaganda, money, everything they wanted, without a worry.”

Ross, an effusive professor in his sixties, was standing in the lobby of the Roosevelt, an imposing building downtown carved into apartments owned by professional athletes and millennials, where Lewis had his law office in the thirties and forties. “This was spy central!” he said. The Nazis and Fascists, knowing that Lewis had agents inside their organizations, posted their own outside the Roosevelt. He pointed toward other buildings, some extant, some ghosts. “Fascist, Fascist, Nazi, Klan,” he said. “He was surrounded.”


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Report: Anti-Semitic incidents soar by 57 percent in 2017

The Anti-Defamation League is reporting a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year, the highest tally that the Jewish civil rights group has counted in more than two decades, according to data it is releasing Tuesday.

The New York City-based organization found 1,986 anti-Semitic incidents last year, up from 1,267 in 2016. That's the highest total since 1994 and the largest single-year increase since the group began collecting this data in 1979.

The ADL said the sharp rise includes 952 vandalism incidents, an increase of 86 percent from 2016. The group also counted 1,015 incidents of harassment, including 163 bomb threats against Jewish institutions.

ADL national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the "alarming" increase appears to be fueled by emboldened far-right extremists as well as the "divisive state of our national discourse."

"Less civility has led to more intolerance," he told The Associated Press.


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Germany Struggles With an Unfamiliar Form of Anti-Semitism

With prejudice against Jews cropping up among migrants, fears grow that ‘a new generation of anti-Semites is coming of age in Germany’


BERLIN— Solomon Michalski loved going to his new school on a leafy Berlin street because it was vibrant and diverse, with most students from migrant families. But when the teenage grandson of Holocaust survivors let it slip that he was Jewish, former friends started hissing insults at him in class, he says. Last year some of them brandishing what looked like a gun took him aside and said they would execute him.

It was no isolated occurrence. The police registered 1,453 anti-Semitic incidents in Germany last year, more than in five of the previous seven years, and organizations including the American Jewish Congress say fewer than a third of such incidents get reported. Their stubborn persistence in the country where the Holocaust was plotted and executed is raising concern that decades of work to eradicate anti-Semitism are slowly being undone as prejudice against Jews spreads beyond its traditional home in the far right.

“I fear that a new generation of anti-Semites is coming of age in Germany,” Josef Schuster, head of the country’s chief Jewish organization, told journalists on Wednesday.

German police attribute more than 90% of cases nationwide to far-right offenders. But Jewish activists and victim representatives say the data is misleading because police automatically label any incident where the perpetrators aren’t known as coming from the far right.

The problem goes beyond Germany. The murder of an elderly Holocaust survivor in Paris earlier this month in what prosecutors said was an anti-Semitic attack has fueled a perception that anti-Jewish acts—from casual insults to brutal violence—are on the rise across Europe and that governments appear unable to do much about it.


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There is a solution to this problem. It lies in Israel, not Gernany.


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Addie wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:05 am
Wall Street Journal (full article available)
Germany Struggles With an Unfamiliar Form of Anti-Semitism

With prejudice against Jews cropping up among migrants, fears grow that ‘a new generation of anti-Semites is coming of age in Germany’


:snippity: .
In a recent article in the German language NZZ (so without link, would be behind signup wall) on the current problems with the German school system, they point out that many of the newest migrants do not really want to integrate and their children are resistant to behave as expected in their new host country. Especially those with Muslim background tend so see the Germans as of lesser ethics and values, and they also come with a new type of anti-semitism.



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TollandRCR wrote:
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There is a solution to this problem. It lies in Israel, not Gernany.
Please explain. :confused:


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Post by Volkonski » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:19 pm

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray Painted At High School: Cops

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WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY — In what's being investigated as a hate crime, anti-Semitic graffiti was found spray painted onto Westhampton Beach High School early Friday morning, police said.

Suffolk County Police hate crimes unit detectives are investigating an incident during which graffiti and property damage occurred at Westhampton Beach High School between 1:50 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday morning, police said.

Swastikas and other vulgar messages, including the words "Hitler Youth", were spray painted onto the school — and a chunk of concrete was thrown through a window, police said.

No entry was made into the school, police said.
Westhampton Beach is a little city of about 1760 residents (and 2279 housing units, yes, many vacation homes) on the south shore of eastern Long Island. It peaked in population at 1926 residents in 1970 but the high cost of housing pushes local people out. Wealthy NYC residents have big summer homes on the beaches.

The permanent residents are mostly Roman Catholic. There are only a handful of Jewish residents. That high school seems a strange place for an anti-Semitic attack. :?

Westhampton Beach has its own police force. I don't know why they have called in the Suffolk County police.


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Post by Flatpointhigh » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:03 am

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Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:19 pm
Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray Painted At High School: Cops

https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/s/ ... aign=alert
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY — In what's being investigated as a hate crime, anti-Semitic graffiti was found spray painted onto Westhampton Beach High School early Friday morning, police said.

Suffolk County Police hate crimes unit detectives are investigating an incident during which graffiti and property damage occurred at Westhampton Beach High School between 1:50 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday morning, police said.

Swastikas and other vulgar messages, including the words "Hitler Youth", were spray painted onto the school — and a chunk of concrete was thrown through a window, police said.

No entry was made into the school, police said.
Westhampton Beach is a little city of about 1760 residents (and 2279 housing units, yes, many vacation homes) on the south shore of eastern Long Island. It peaked in population at 1926 residents in 1970 but the high cost of housing pushes local people out. Wealthy NYC residents have big summer homes on the beaches.

The permanent residents are mostly Roman Catholic. There are only a handful of Jewish residents. That high school seems a strange place for an anti-Semitic attack. :?

Westhampton Beach has its own police force. I don't know why they have called in the Suffolk County police.
not so "strange" if any of the faculty or stundents are Jewish. Education is "jewish"



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Post by TollandRCR » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:50 am

Sunrise wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:55 pm
TollandRCR wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:20 pm
There is a solution to this problem. It lies in Israel, not Gernany.
Please explain. :confused:
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If Israel were to return to seeking peace, probably with the Oslo Accords as a foundation, I think some of the European and American criticism would go away. I do not think this would affect Palestinian attitudes. I am not sure anything can be done about that in this generation.


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Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories roil DC city government

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spiraling controversy over anti-Semitic comments and conspiracy theories has roiled the city government, seemingly getting worse with every public attempt to ease the tensions.

The issue nearly derailed a Washington City Council meeting Tuesday morning and resulted in the resignation of a city official who organized a disastrous “unity rally” that featured a speaker who called all Jews “termites.”

At the heart of the debacle is City Councilman Trayon White, who ignited a firestorm on March 16 by posting a short video on his Facebook page claiming that an unexpected snowfall was because of “the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters.”

Fellow council members and Jewish community leaders accused White of spreading an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory about Jewish control of world events. The Rothschilds, a prominent Jewish family whose banking dynasty dates back to the 18th century, are a frequent target of global conspiracy theories.

White said he was unaware the Rothschild theory could be construed as anti-Semitic. The first-term African-American councilman reached out to try to mend fences, but several of the gestures seem to have made things worse.


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Miami man arrested during alleged arson attempt, reportedly telling officers he wanted to "kill all Jews." https://abcn.ws/2zE1vyP
Walter Stolper, 72, allegedly told responding officers he wanted to "kill all of the f------ Jews," according to the police report. The report says officers searched the man's condo in the building he was allegedly attempting to burn and found Nazi books and artifacts.

Stolper was allegedly moving two canisters filled with gasoline in a shopping cart when officers arrived at the condo building's parking facility, and they located eight more canisters filled with gasoline in a garbage chute dumpster.

A neighbor in the building told police Stolper had recently been given an eviction order from his apartment.

According to police, Stolper had already poured gasoline down the garbage chute from the 15th floor and planned to ignite the gasoline and use two electrical fans -- found in his apartment -- to further fan the flames and cause maximum damage.


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Nazi enthusiast who tried to torch condo committed hate crime toward Jews, state says

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Prosecutors have upgraded charges against an elderly man accused of trying to kill Jewish people by torching a Miami Beach condo building.

Walter Edward Stolper, 72, was formally charged with attempted first-degree murder, arson and possession of a destructive device. Because they believe he was acting with prejudice toward Jewish people, prosecutors added the “hate-crime” enhancement, which means he faces stiffer penalties if convicted.

Stolper faces life in prison if he is found guilty.

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“Competency may be an issue in this case,” said his lawyer, Gus Lage, adding. “It’s much too early in the process to know what occurred and how the defense will play out.”

Miami Beach police say they thwarted Stolper, who was being evicted from his unit, after he doused the condo with gasoline and was preparing to torch the building at 5601 Collins Ave. Officers later found artifacts with swastikas and books of Nazi ideology inside his apartment.


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Post by Volkonski » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:20 am

ADL H.E.A.T. Map is the first-of-its-kind interactive and customizable map detailing extremist and anti-Semitic incidents around the nation. ADL experts in its Center on Extremism developed this unique visualization with data points extracted from information sources including news and media reports, government documents (including police reports), victim reports, extremist-related sources, Center on Extremism investigations and more.
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Study: Online attacks on Jews ramp up before Election Day

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Far-right extremists have ramped up an intimidating wave of anti-Semitic harassment against Jewish journalists, political candidates and others ahead of next month’s U.S. midterm elections, according to a report released Friday by a Jewish civil rights group.

The Anti-Defamation League’s report says its researchers analyzed more than 7.5 million Twitter messages from Aug. 31 to Sept. 17 and found nearly 30 percent of the accounts repeatedly tweeting derogatory terms about Jews appeared to be automated “bots.”

But accounts controlled by real-life humans often mount the most “worrisome and harmful” anti-Semitic attacks, sometimes orchestrated by leaders of neo-Nazi or white nationalist groups, the researchers said.

“Both anonymity and automation have been used in online propaganda offensives against the Jewish community during the 2018 midterms,” they wrote. ...

“Prior to the election of President Donald Trump, anti-Semitic harassment and attacks were rare and unexpected, even for Jewish Americans who were prominently situated in the public eye. Following his election, anti-Semitism has become normalized and harassment is a daily occurrence,” the report says.



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Post by Flatpointhigh » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:30 pm

Why is anyone shocked or surprised? Jew Hate is everywhere. It's just more open now.



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Post by p0rtia » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:48 pm

Hate exists. But I believe its manifestations ebb and flow. Currently it's being fed and watered and is growing.


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Flatpointhigh wrote:
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Why is anyone shocked or surprised? Jew Hate is everywhere. It's just more open now.
I don't think many are shocked or surprised, but many are angry, fearful and horrified.



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I don't think many are shocked or surprised, but many are angry, fearful and horrified.
And that it is equally scary to cry "Hitler!" as it is to cry "Fire!" in a crowded theater.


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p0rtia wrote:
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Hate exists. But I believe its manifestations ebb and flow. Currently it's being fed and watered and is growing.
This. x 1,000


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Further to Volki's post:

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'They got me. I’m afraid.’: Swastikas spray-painted on a Jewish professor’s office at Columbia ...

Anti-Semitic graffiti had been spray-painted on the office walls of Elizabeth Midlarsky, a clinical psychologist and Holocaust scholar at Columbia’s Teachers College on the Upper West Side of New York. The vandalism included swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur, “Yid,” painted in bright red on the white walls of her office foyer. The outer door had been closed but not locked, one student said.

“I was shocked. I couldn’t believe it,” Midlarsky said in an interview with The Washington Post. “I’m usually not a fearful person, but they got me. I’m afraid.” ...

Midlarsky notified security, and she said the New York Police Department was investigating the incident. The professor said she had “no idea who was behind it.”

The episode comes amid mounting concerns about anti-Semitism, rebooted for the 21st century as memory of the Holocaust begins to fade. In February, the Anti-Defamation League reported that the number of anti-Semitic incidents was nearly 60 percent higher in 2017 than in 2016, marking the largest single-year increase on record and the second-highest number reported since the organization began collecting incident data. Meanwhile, many Americans lack basic knowledge about the Holocaust, such as the name of a single concentration camp, according to a survey released in April.

The problem is not limited to the sort of symbolism that marred the professor’s office walls. It’s been just over a month since 11 congregants were massacred in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in the nation’s history.

Nor is prejudice limited to the United States. One in three Europeans believe that Jews use the Holocaust to “advance their own positions or goals,” according to a CNN poll released this week.



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