Austrian anti-Semitism victim: Police apathetic
ByBenjamin Weinthal, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
September 3, 2012 19:27
By Berlin - A rabbi who was subjected to an anti-Semitic verbal attack last week, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that he made three attempts to urge the police to intervene but that at least a dozen officers remained passive and indifferent to the anti-Jewish tirades.
An extremist right-wing soccer hooligan verbally attacked the rabbi, who serves Vienna’s tiny Jewish community, issuing the "Hitler salute“ to him and yelling "Jews get out“ of Austria.
Speaking from Vienna with the Post on the telephone, the rabbi wished that his name not to be cited because of the growing attention to his case. He said that last Thursday after a soccer match between Greek and Austrian teams, a group of 10 to 12 hooligans congregated in downtown Vienna on Schweden square and one of the extremists yelled "shitty Jews“ and "Jews get out.“ The hooligan raised has hand and made the Hitler salute.