Non-Jewish housemaid suffers antisemitic attack in Uruguay

By JTA
December 21, 2016 15:01

RIO DE JANEIRO — A Uruguayan woman suffered injuries to her face and body after being attacked by a man who yelled antisemitic slurs at her.

Mirta, who is not Jewish, met the aggressor on the street close to the building where she has been working as a housemaid for eight years in a building in Punta Carretas, a neighborhood in Montevideo, reported local TV channel Subrayado. Some clients of a nearby ice cream parlor came out to defend her.

“He said he doesn’t like housemaids because we are servants and walk the dogs of the Jews and he will kill us all,” she told local media.

The victim, who also had some teeth broken, filed a report with police, calling it an antisemitic attack. She had been threatened by the same man before several times, and filed a police report each time, according to the report.  She said she is concerned that he will attack other people.


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