Poland to probe burning of Jew effigy

November 22, 2015 17:36
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Polish prosecutors announced that they have opened a criminal probe into the burning of an effigy of a hasidic Jew at an anti-immigration protest last week, according to local media.

Polish newspaper Super Express reported that the actions ofmembers of the National Radical Camp and All-Polish Youth groups will be investigated in connection to the incident, in which they called for a united and Catholic country.

“Poland has a new government and it appears that anti-Semites like ONR are under the belief that they have support from this new government for such actions," Chief Rabbi Michael Schudich told the Jerusalem Post last week.

"We are certain that this is not true but we also hope to hear clear and moral statements to this effect in the very near future. This is just one more example showing how the hatred for migrants comes from the same place as the classic hatred for Jews.”

Wednesday’s incident comes only a week after the man expected to become the country’s defense minister came under fire by Jewish groups for stating that, while there are doubts as to the authenticity of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, it does contain a kernel of truth.

“I read it. It is very interesting. Some say it is authentic, some say it’s not. I am not a specialist. Experience shows that there are such groups in Jewish circles,” said nominee Antoni Macierewicz.

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