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Lviv - Anti-Semitic Restaurant Asks Diners to Dress Like Jews and Haggle Over the Price

Published on: June 7, 2012 06:32 PM
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A door guard dressed dressed as a WW II Ukrainian Partizan - known as Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) -  checks who wants to enter into the theme pub and restaurant 'Kryjivka' near Rynok Square in Liviv, Ukraine 06 June 2012. Enjoying increasing popularity among visitors over the years, the place is dedicated to the memory of the UPA struggle and sacrifies against Nazi Germany and decorated with grenades, rifles and other military antiques.  EPA/ANTONIO BATA door guard dressed dressed as a WW II Ukrainian Partizan - known as Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) -  checks who wants to enter into the theme pub and restaurant 'Kryjivka' near Rynok Square in Liviv, Ukraine 06 June 2012. Enjoying increasing popularity among visitors over the years, the place is dedicated to the memory of the UPA struggle and sacrifies against Nazi Germany and decorated with grenades, rifles and other military antiques.  EPA/ANTONIO BAT

Lviv, Ukraine - A Jewish non-governmental organization Thursday urged Euro 2012 fans not to visit a restaurant in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, accused of running an “anti-Semitic” theme.

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Diners “At the Golden Rose” tavern in the city centre are treated to Klezmer music, given black hats with black sidelocks to wear and are told to haggle over the price of their food.

The small number of Jews left in Lviv have called it an outrage and a mockery, especially since the city’s once proud and vibrant Jewish community was virtually wiped out in the Holocaust.

The eatery is part of a chain of restaurants with gimmicky historical themes, whose owners have said they want to give a feel of Jewish life before World War II.

Efraim Zuroff, of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, which strives to bring ex-Nazis to justice and raise Holocaust awareness, said haggling Jews were a “notorious” Eastern European anti-Semitic stereotype.

He also called for a boycott of “Kryvika,” another restaurant in the chain.

Designed as a bunker and translated as “hide-out,” it pays tribute to Ukrainian nationalist forces, “who collaborated with the Nazis and whose supporters participated in the mass murder of local Jews in 1941.”

By visiting these restaurants, football fans would unwittingly support far-right views and “insult” the memory of tens of thousands of Holocaust victims from Lviv, murdered by the Nazis and their Ukrainian collaborators, he said in a statement.

Lviv hosts three Euro 2012 Group B games.



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 Jun 07, 2012 at 07:15 PM ExpatriateOwl Says:

Whose hashgacha?

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 Jun 07, 2012 at 07:26 PM Barsechel Says:

All the Jews should get out of there why stay there go to Israel dont wait for murders to start

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 Jun 07, 2012 at 07:32 PM eighthcomment Says:

I don't get it- do we honestly believe people are different now than they were 50years ago?! Its the exact same people who outwardly repented cuz they were caught with their pants down in hate. People don't change, not in the EU, in America, or Germany. Its the same body and mind and the same people who became older, the same hate, and its growing again...

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 Jun 07, 2012 at 07:35 PM Buchwalter Says:

Today you had a few posting of the renewed hatred against in Lviv-Lemberg. Maybe if some of you would get hold of the video Shoah you find these Ukrainians joyfully describing the raping of Jewish girls and women. The killing of Jews and robbing their goods. They are good observant Greek-Catholics and of course never miss a Holy Mass. Ukrainia has a seat in the United Nations.

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 Jun 07, 2012 at 08:27 PM Apkores Says:

Ukranians and Lithuanians made Nazis look merciful

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 Jun 07, 2012 at 09:00 PM Anonymous Says:

It would be a pity if this restaurant had a grease fire in the kitchen that burned the whole pile of filth down.

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 Jun 07, 2012 at 09:17 PM qazxc Says:

Just as bad as the Poles.

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 Jun 07, 2012 at 10:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
ExpatriateOwl Says:

Whose hashgacha?

Are you an idiot?

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 Jun 07, 2012 at 10:33 PM bigwheeel Says:

Reply to #4  
Buchwalter Says:

Today you had a few posting of the renewed hatred against in Lviv-Lemberg. Maybe if some of you would get hold of the video Shoah you find these Ukrainians joyfully describing the raping of Jewish girls and women. The killing of Jews and robbing their goods. They are good observant Greek-Catholics and of course never miss a Holy Mass. Ukrainia has a seat in the United Nations.

So are the Polish. They are good and "Frum" Catholics. In fact the most "Frum" of all the European nations. Yet, their hatred of the Jews breaks the scale. They were the most happy with the work of the nazis. They were willing and eager facilitators. Yet they claim they were "Victims" of the nazis. They want to have their (proverbial) cake and eat it, too.

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 Jun 07, 2012 at 11:21 PM Shula Says:

Bohdan Khmelnytski is Ukraine's national hero. A monument to him has been erected in the center of Kyiv and a city is named after him. WHat else is new about Ukraine?

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 Jun 07, 2012 at 11:38 PM CommonSense Says:

Reply to #3  
eighthcomment Says:

I don't get it- do we honestly believe people are different now than they were 50years ago?! Its the exact same people who outwardly repented cuz they were caught with their pants down in hate. People don't change, not in the EU, in America, or Germany. Its the same body and mind and the same people who became older, the same hate, and its growing again...

Of course people change.
500 years ago the Scandinavians were the most savage beasts on the planet...raping and murdering whole areas of Europe in the most savage fashion.
Have you been to Sweden lately?

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 Jun 07, 2012 at 11:39 PM sechelyoshor Says:

Listen friends, we DO haggle. It's kind of charming in a weird way once you get used to it. Ever go to Machane Yehudah?

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 05:25 AM Billy Says:

Racism has been a key issue in the football world the last few days and just yesterday the Dutch football team were subject to monkey noises. Families of black English players aren't travelling to Ukraine for fears of racism.

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 06:20 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
sechelyoshor Says:

Listen friends, we DO haggle. It's kind of charming in a weird way once you get used to it. Ever go to Machane Yehudah?

Jews do not 'haggle' if they are intellectually honest. They negotiate where negotiation is appropriate. If you want to be a village mentality go for it. That is not jewish that is a village mentality.

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 06:53 AM Kzler Says:

Reply to #10  
Shula Says:

Bohdan Khmelnytski is Ukraine's national hero. A monument to him has been erected in the center of Kyiv and a city is named after him. WHat else is new about Ukraine?

I was in concentration camp and you need a lesson in history. The Ukrainians had SS Einsatzgruppen who rounded Jewish children and adults clubbed the to death , shot and burned them. The Poles had Anders Army and among its rank was Menachem Begin and they fought at Monte Cassino against the Nazis

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 07:07 AM anonymous Says:

Reply to #11  
CommonSense Says:

Of course people change.
500 years ago the Scandinavians were the most savage beasts on the planet...raping and murdering whole areas of Europe in the most savage fashion.
Have you been to Sweden lately?

Around that period entire Europe was uncivilized and the Vikings were not an exception however they performed their savagery in 1941 to 1945 and have a history of Chmielnetzki,Petljura and it is epigenetics transmitted from one generation to the other

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 09:34 AM SherryTheNoahide Says:

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bigwheeel Says:

So are the Polish. They are good and "Frum" Catholics. In fact the most "Frum" of all the European nations. Yet, their hatred of the Jews breaks the scale. They were the most happy with the work of the nazis. They were willing and eager facilitators. Yet they claim they were "Victims" of the nazis. They want to have their (proverbial) cake and eat it, too.

Spot-on BigWheel! I couldn't agree more!

There were gentiles who risked their OWN deaths & incarcerations, in order to help out the Jewish Nation. And those folks should always be remembered & honored for their help.

But there were a LOT of scared, selfish, cowardly gentiles, who simply stood back, did nothing about anything, and watched the horror go on in their own countries w\OUT an outcry. It's shameful.

And now this... this resteraunt, asking people to dress as Jews & to haggle over the prices... I don't even know how to respond to reading such a thing! Makes me feel sick to my stomach! What year are we living in, anyway?! 2012, or 1912?!

I'm seriously worried about the Jewish souls who live in these parts of Europe that are SO violently anti-semitic.

Scary!

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 10:16 AM Phineas Says:

In the end, they can have their anti-Semitic themed restaurants and live like the ignorant peasants they are while our people outperform them by every metric with which a community can be adjudged.

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 10:32 AM Leroy1 Says:

Reply to #11  
CommonSense Says:

Of course people change.
500 years ago the Scandinavians were the most savage beasts on the planet...raping and murdering whole areas of Europe in the most savage fashion.
Have you been to Sweden lately?

You mean the most anti-Israel country on the planet?

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 10:52 AM what? Says:

Reply to #12  
sechelyoshor Says:

Listen friends, we DO haggle. It's kind of charming in a weird way once you get used to it. Ever go to Machane Yehudah?

You see I also haggle. When I go to a store that I get anti Semitic looks, I start to haggle. Only I do it differently. I haggle UP the price. This confuses the salesperson, then I leave. This lets him down. He/she get the point.

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 11:34 AM Reb Yid Says:

Reply to #11  
CommonSense Says:

Of course people change.
500 years ago the Scandinavians were the most savage beasts on the planet...raping and murdering whole areas of Europe in the most savage fashion.
Have you been to Sweden lately?

Yes. The place is full of Arabs who, as you put it, are "the most savage beasts on the planet...raping and murdering whole areas of Europe in the most savage fashion."

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 12:16 PM CommonSense Says:

Reply to #16  
anonymous Says:

Around that period entire Europe was uncivilized and the Vikings were not an exception however they performed their savagery in 1941 to 1945 and have a history of Chmielnetzki,Petljura and it is epigenetics transmitted from one generation to the other

It makes no difference. Look at how Japan changed so fast.
If you don't think that people are capable of change then what purpose is there to humanities existence?

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 12:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

Are you an idiot?

it was a joke. are you familiar with those?

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 12:24 PM marcia Says:

Sure, go visit...if they want to pretend to be Nazis why not pretend to be Jewish underground and ambush the restaurant!

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 Jun 08, 2012 at 12:27 PM Anon Says:

Reply to #15  
Kzler Says:

I was in concentration camp and you need a lesson in history. The Ukrainians had SS Einsatzgruppen who rounded Jewish children and adults clubbed the to death , shot and burned them. The Poles had Anders Army and among its rank was Menachem Begin and they fought at Monte Cassino against the Nazis

I don't think No. 10 was saying anything positive about Ukraine. His point is that their national hero is a mass murderer of Jews, so there is no great surprise that they are anti-Semitic still.

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 Jun 09, 2012 at 10:45 PM Kzler Says:

Reply to #25  
Anon Says:

I don't think No. 10 was saying anything positive about Ukraine. His point is that their national hero is a mass murderer of Jews, so there is no great surprise that they are anti-Semitic still.

You are correct and my apology to # 10. It is # 7 with his hang up on Poles. Yes Poland has antisemitism. However ,there were no Polish SS Einsatzgruppen but Ukrainians, and Menachem Begin A'H served in the Polish Anders Army. The Anders Army together with the Palestine Brigade [nucleus of the Haganah] fought in Italy against the Nazis.

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 Jun 10, 2012 at 03:45 AM schwartzi Says:

Reply to #3  
eighthcomment Says:

I don't get it- do we honestly believe people are different now than they were 50years ago?! Its the exact same people who outwardly repented cuz they were caught with their pants down in hate. People don't change, not in the EU, in America, or Germany. Its the same body and mind and the same people who became older, the same hate, and its growing again...

yep,you said it right. nothing changed.same o same o 60 years later. but yknow to be honest (in my opinion) and it hurts me to say this but, haggling is NOT a stereotype in our religion.
I experience it in business every day.
better not to get into this matter any further. ve ha mavin yuvin.

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