Thursday, August 8, 2013

Anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Germany

In an article from the Jerusalem Post, it appears that anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in Germany with the publication of a paper which, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Rabbi Marvin Heir violates German law by glorifying Nazism.
   The German Interior Ministry is contemplating banning Der Landser, a magazine accused of glorifying Nazism by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, according to a report by news outlet Der Westen.
   Der Landser is a historical publication focused on the “hardships and sacrifice demonstrated” by German troops during World War II.
   Last week, Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the SWC, wrote to both German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich and Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger to request that the government investigate the magazine for violating a federal statute prohibiting the glorification of Nazism. 
   A ban would show “neo- Nazis, skinheads, and jihadists other than the bare truth that there was no honor or nobility ever attached to the Third Reich,” Heir wrote. “The Simon Wiesenthal Center believes that by presenting members of the Waffen SS, members of the infamous Totenkopf units and Nazi war criminals as German heroes, Der Landser is desecrating the memory of the Holocaust and glorifying Nazism.” Read the whole article here. 
   One would hope that the German authorities and the people of Germany would have truth and justice prevail. The last thing Germany needs is to be a breeding ground for more anti-Semitism and Nazism!  

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