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Giant figures depicting Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (C) and other politicians are seen dur

The Aalst Carnival shows how quickly we forgot 'Never Again'

Sadly, the Aalst parade was not the only European Carnival celebration to feature offensive imagery this week.

27/02/2020
Giant figures are seen during the 87th carnival parade of Aalst February 15, 2015

The ugly antisemitism at the Aalst carnival

Some revelers were dressed as insects with fur-lined shtreimels and fake peyot and slogans suggesting that they are parasites.

Giant figures depicting Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (C) and other politicians are seen dur

UNESCO removes carnival from heritage list over antisemitism allegations

It featured antisemitic figures, including caricatured Jews with money and rats. “We are neither antisemitic nor racist," the mayor said. "Aalst will always remain the capital of mockery and satire."

14/12/2019
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