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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Germany's 'Jewish leaders' have learned nothing

In an earlier post, I reported on the anti-Semitic writings of Jakob Augstein of Der Spiegel. Giulio Meotti reports on the flip side: The shameful reaction of Germany's 'Jewish leaders.'
After the Wiesenthal Center declared war on the Western defamers of the Jewish people, what did Europe’s Jewish leaders, representatives, journalists and rabbis do to support this anti-hate campaign? They stayed silent or they blamed the Wiesenthal Center itself.
Or to confirm the old expression “don’t provoke the Nazis”, some of them even attacked the journalist who had the courage to exposé Mr. Augstein, Henryk Broder.

Salomon Korn, vice president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said Mr. Augstein’s writings are not anti-Semitic. Despite his “hideous” articles, the inclusion of Augstein trivializes all the others on the list, added Dieter Graumann, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany.

Do you remember “Trifles for a Massacre” by Louis-Ferdinand Céline? The French writer in 1939 published this call for Jews to disappear from France: “We will finish off the Jews, or we will die because of the Jews”. A couple of years later the gas chambers began to liquidate Judaism. Céline was then condemned for “collaborationism” and his pamphlet is still banned throughout Europe.

Imagine if then Europe’s Jewish leaders, instead of condemning Céline and working to isolate him, would have reacted like the current leadership did about Augstein. Unfortunately, these new Jews of the establishment care more about their own careers than defending the Israeli people from the monstrous lies published by Europe’s media, Europe’s boycott and the Nazi-like demonology spread all over by the Western intellectuals.

The owner and scion of Germany's most important magazine serves the Jews on a silver plate to Iran's nuclear chimneys and Europe's Jewish leaders stay silent. This is unforgivable.
Read the whole thing.

German Jewry should know better than anyone that when the Jewish people are under attack, no Jew is safe. 70 years ago, German Jewry thought that it didn't have to worry about anti-Semitism, because they were assimilated and the Germans were so 'refined.' That didn't work out very well, did it? And yet, nothing has been learned. Are we destined to repeat history yet again?

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At 3:24 PM, Blogger HaDaR said...

A little known factoid...that shows how it's not a new thing...
In German synagogues they continued to say the blessing for the head of the government even after January 30 1933, that is THEY PRAYED FOR HITLER, יש"ו!
In November 1938, I guess not having yet seen any antisemitism in Germany, they also accused the poor Herschel Grynszpan for Kristalnacht... I guess their dominant philosophy was "not to provoke the goyim"...

At 6:43 PM, Blogger Tracy W said...

For a Jew to CHOOSE to live in Germany these days says a lot about his mindset and lack of self-respect. So we shouldn't be surprised by their pathological denial of Germany's anti-Semitism.

East Germany was openly supportive of PLO terrorists, and West Germany continued to protect and employ many SS Nazis. Anti-Semitism endures and old war criminals prospered and lived to old age.

At 7:59 PM, Blogger HaDaR said...

MOST Jews living in Germany today come from the former Soviet Union and various dictatorial regimes promoting values OPPOSITE to Torah-true Judaism.
They enter a Jewish world, the German one, that was already the birthplace of assimilationism. The Reform Movement was born there, and the few real Torah Giants in the XIX Cent. - i.e.: RabbI Samson Raphael Hirsch - who fought against assimilation, the reform and the appearing conservative movement with very moving depth - were often ostracized by the very extreme Polish-Russian-Lithuanian and in general Eastern European rabbis, who had often confused strictness [חֻמְרָה], which can be practiced but not taught, with the law [דין] which is what must be taught and was taught until the appearance of the Polish school of pilpul.


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