Ef­figy of Jew burnt ‘for spring’

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY DANIEL SU­GAR­MAN

A GROUP in War­saw was re­ported to the po­lice last week­end af­ter they burned an ef­figy of a Jewish wo­man as part of a rit­ual to cel­e­brate spring.

A video of the act, which has now been re­moved, was up­loaded by a group called “Con­science of the Na­tion TV”. It was de­scribed on YouTube as an “an­ti­se­meet­ing”, dur­ing which mem­bers of the group burned the ef­figy and then “drowned” it in the Vis­tula river.

The cap­tion un­der the video said the ef­figy sym­bol­ised what is “ugly, cold and bad”, and one of the par­tic­i­pants said: “This mug [face], this big nose, so well-known in Pol­ish his­tory”.

The Pol­ish Cen­tre for Mon­i­tor­ing Racist and Xeno­pho­bic Be­hav­iour said in a state­ment: “By im­i­tat­ing the Nazis to­day you have to be ei­ther a com­plete idiot or the last pig. But cer­tainly not a pa­triot.”

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