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Vienna - Austrian Jewish Leader Says Anti-Semitism Growing

Published on: January 7, 2013 07:31 AM
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A stone against the backdrop of the house in which Adolf Hitler w as born, with the inscription “For peace, freedom and democracy, never again fascism, millions of dead are a warning”, in the northern Austrian city of Braunau am Inn, September 24, 2012. — Reuters picA stone against the backdrop of the house in which Adolf Hitler w as born, with the inscription “For peace, freedom and democracy, never again fascism, millions of dead are a warning”, in the northern Austrian city of Braunau am Inn, September 24, 2012. — Reuters pic

Vienna - The leader of Vienna’s Jewish community says the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Austria reported to his office have doubled over the past year and adds that Jews are under duress elsewhere in the EU as well.

Oskar Deutsch tells the Kurier newspaper that the Jewish community registered 135 such incidents last year, compared to 71 in 2011.

In comments published Monday, he named Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France and Greece as the EU countries where Jews are most under threat, adding that fearful Jewish families in Hungary have recently started to immigrate to Austria.


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 Jan 07, 2013 at 07:35 AM Anonymous Says:

The Jews should leave and let those cesspools self destruct. It will only become more dangerous.

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 Jan 07, 2013 at 07:42 AM monalisa Says:

I hate going to Vienna. I really don't understand why Jews live there, the atmosphere is so anti-semitic. My daughter lives in Europe & sometimes we have to go there. Get in, get shopped, get out is what I say. I'm not surprised at this report: remember, Hitler YMS was born in Austria.

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 Jan 07, 2013 at 08:30 AM Kzler Says:

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monalisa Says:

I hate going to Vienna. I really don't understand why Jews live there, the atmosphere is so anti-semitic. My daughter lives in Europe & sometimes we have to go there. Get in, get shopped, get out is what I say. I'm not surprised at this report: remember, Hitler YMS was born in Austria.

Hitler YMS was born in Braunau am Inn. In proportion Austria when annexed [ with Austrian pleasure] had a population of 7 millions but provided the most vicious of Gestapo and SD criminals ,Eichmann, Brunner, Globocnik and many other and Mauthausen near Linz had a gas chamber. I was born in Vienna and Austria is soaked with blood. Unfortunately wherever Jews can make money history is thrown on the wayside.

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 Jan 07, 2013 at 08:35 AM KZler Says:

Karl Lueger former Mayor of Vienna was the philosophical mentor of Hitler with his virulent antisemetism and writings and Alois Hudal a Catholic Bishop organized the ratline in Rome which facilitated the escape of Mengele, Eichmann and Brunner.

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 Jan 07, 2013 at 08:44 AM bored Says:

Austrian Jewish leaders also announced that when dropped, an apple will fall to the ground. This too has something to do with Hungarians and French.

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 Jan 07, 2013 at 09:26 AM Kzler Says:

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bored Says:

Austrian Jewish leaders also announced that when dropped, an apple will fall to the ground. This too has something to do with Hungarians and French.

You posting makes no sense.Austria is a hotbed of antisemtism. Kaltenbrunner was an Austrian. The Hungarians have antisemities and so do the French but the Austrian involvement in the murder of Jews tops everyone.

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 Jan 07, 2013 at 03:37 PM ShmuelG Says:

It never stops to amuse. Whenever an article similar to this one appears, you can always count on some particularly uninsightful people to pose the same question: what are Jews still doing in....? (Fill in the blanks: Austria, Germany, France, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia, Venezuela, Argentina, Iran). Sounds like: we don't care what your circumstances are; if you didn't move to America, something must be wrong with you.

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 Jan 07, 2013 at 08:18 PM Anonymous Says:

All due respect to KZler but here are the facts:
Most religious jews do not live in vienna because they are making money. There are many bene torah who live to bring yiddishkeit.
Heres a piece of news: the antisemitism has not risen or fallen in the last years. Pick up the phone and ask the experts here, they will confirm: its the number of people calling in incidents like someone shouting ¨dirty jew¨in comparisson to the year before. Yes, sometimes awful things do happen but so they do in the USof A as well. The difference? In austria the laws against antisemitism are so much stricter then in america and therefore the charges are all prosecuted or at least looked into, hence the numbers we see...
My assumption - mr deutsch seems to be carrying on in his predecessors footsteps of wanting to have the media talk about the poor suffering jews to get some attention. When in truth life in vienna is no worse then it is in brooklyn (though given the news of carsmashing and smearing and worse i would say viennese jews seem better off)
Yes austria has produced the worst nazis and one can feel their hatered quite openly at times. But open your eyes - maybe in america the hatred is hidden?

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