"תועבה ללא ערך היסטורי": שעון הזהב וכוס השמפניה של היטלר עומדים למכירה פומבית

July 28, 2022

שעון הזהב וכוס השמפניה של אדולף היטלר, קולר שהיה שייך לכלב של אווה בראון, סכו"ם של בכירים נאצים – ואפילו נייר טואלט של הוורמאכט: הפריטים האלה ופריטים נאציים נוספים, יוצעו למכירה פומבית בבית מכירות אמריקני מחר (יום ו') – ובהנהגה היהודית באירופה, מחאה וזעם.

בית המכירות "אלכסנדר" (Alexander Historical Auctions), הפועל במדינת מרילנד שבארצות הברית, יציע מגוון רחב של פרטים שהיו בבעלותו של הצורר, בת זוגו אווה בראון ובכירים במפלגה הנאצית ובוורמאכט. למעלה מ-30 מנהיגי קהילות וארגונים יהודיים אירופיים הצטרפו ליו"ר איגוד הארגונים היהודים באירופה (EJA), הרב מנחם מרגולין, בקריאה לביטול המכירה הפומבית.

במכתב בהול למנהל בית המכירות, מציינים הרב מרגולין ועשרות המנהיגים היהודים כי "המכירה של הפריטים האלה היא תועבה, ואין ערך היסטורי מהותי לחלק הארי של הפריטים המוצגים, לכן יש לפקפק במוטיבציה של הרוכשים אותם". הם הוסיפו כי "אירופה סבלה מאוד בגלל האידיאולוגיה המעוותת והרצחנית של המפלגה הנאצית. מיליונים מתו כדי לשמר את ערכי החופש שאנו רואים כיום כמובנים מאליהם, כולל כמעט חצי מיליון אמריקנים. היבשת שלנו זרועה בקברי אחים לזיכרון ובאתרי מחנות המוות".

https://www.ynet.co.il/judaism/article/byyooayaq

צילום: Alexander Historical Auctions)

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Germany establishes an anti-Semitism commissioner

Responding to the decision (for the full article please go HERE) , The head of the Brussels-based European Jewish Association Rabbi Menachem Margolin said in a statement:

“With a worrying rise in anti-Semitism across the European Continent, we can only applaud the German government’s decision to appoint an anti-Semitism monitor. Germany is fully aware of what can happen when anti-Semitism is allowed to ferment and grow. Their decision is therefore timely as well as courageous. It is not an easy thing to acknowledge that the oldest hatred, that many believed to be a defunct ideology never dies but just remains dormant, waiting for populism and nationalism to feed it and breathe new life into it.

‘The EJA has been at forefront of raising awareness of this rising threat across Europe, and we are delighted that the principal drivers of Europe, the German government have taken this initiative. It now falls on other European states to follow this inspiring lead and set up a European wide network of monitors to eradicate the poison that is anti-Semitism directly at its source.”

BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 18: Bundestag President Wolfgang Schaeuble speaks at a memorial ceremony for late former Bundestag President Philipp Jenninger in the Bundestag plenary hall on January 18, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Jenninger served as Bundestag president from 1984 to 1988. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

 

Greece: Kosher slaughter 'under direct attack'

Jewish freedom of religion is under direct attack across Europe from the very institutions that have vowed to protect our communities, says European Jewish Association Chairman Rabbi Menachem Margolin, after the Greek Supreme Court ruled that slaughter without stunning violates EU law.
The move comes as a consequence of the European Court of Justice Ruling last December that member countries may ban the practice of ritual slaughter in order to promote animal welfare, without infringing the rights of religious groups.
The December ruling said that the EU’s animal slaughter regulation “does not preclude member states from imposing an obligation to stun animals prior to killing which also applies in the case of slaughter prescribed by religious rites”, but encouraged member states to find a balance.
It is now clear that a number of member states are zealously applying the former whilst ignoring the latter.
In a statement this evening, the Chairman of the Brussels-based European Jewish Association, which represents hundreds of communities across the continent, said: “We warned in December about the downstream consequences that the European Court of Justice ruling carried with it, and now we see the outcome. Jewish Freedom of Religion is under direct attack. It started in Belgium, moved to Poland and Cyprus and now it is Greece’s turn.
“These direct attacks are coming from many of the same governments and institutions who have sworn to protect their Jewish Communities. What we are witnessing is rank hypocrisy. When it comes to antisemitism, governments and institutions rightly stand behind us. But when our faith and practice is assailed left and right by laws, they are nowhere to be seen, nowhere to be found. What use is it to protect Jews while legislating fundamental pillars of our religion out of existence?
"We will be urgently making representations to the highest levels of the Greek government to get direct answers to this simple but fundamental question: How can there be Jews in Europe if you keep bringing in laws against us?"

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/315829

Letter to the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic about the ban of kosher slaughter

Head of EJA Blasts Grotesque and Disgusting Antisemitic Aalst Carnival Flot – Seeks Assurances from City Mayor

The Chairman of the European Jewish Association, Rabbi Menachem Margolin today blasted the organisers of the Carnival in the Belgian city of Aalst for allowing a float to take part depicting Hasidic Jews with grotesque hooked noses standing on chests of money, and asked the mayor Christoph D'Haese for a full explanation of how this was allowed to happen.
Rabbi Margolin expressed his incredulity as to how such an image, reminiscent of the worst anti-Semitic tropes and propaganda, was allowed to form part of a celebration in Belgium in 2019.
In his letter to the mayor, Rabbi Margolin said,
“When I first saw the images I thought it was a sick joke. I simply find it hard to believe that a carnival float could replicate the most disgusting and prejudiced stereotypes of Jews that are regularly conjured up by right wing extremists, Nazis and fascist sympathisers.
“I write to express not only the deep disgust of our association, that represents Jews from across the continent, but to ask you, as the Mayor - a public servant representing all faiths, colours of society -how this float was even seen on the street, let alone as part of a celebratory carnival.
“I need not explain the deep distress and hurt to Jews not only in Aalst, in Belgium but all over Europe, caused by this grossly offensive depiction of Jews. I sincerely hope and trust that this was a gross oversight, and that not only an apology from the organisers will be forthcoming, but also an assurance from you that all floats will be properly vetted in future and that such a float has no place in someone’s garage, nevermind a public carnival.
“I have long made the case for educational programmes to be put in place in Belgium that combat such negative and patently false stereotypes, the float at the carnival in Aalst are a clear demonstration that this is now a matter of pressing urgency.”

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