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Published on: September 5, 2011 01:46 PM
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Germany - Jamel, a tiny German village, is well-known for its connections to right-wing radicals. On the eve of elections in the state where the community is located, a journalist ran across a BBQ brandishing the phrase “Happy Holocaust.” Was it a tasteless joke or a further symbol of a town that has lost its way?

Much has been written about the village of Jamel near Wismar in the far northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Hitler salutes in the streets, firing practice in local forests and outsiders chased away. The small run-down settlement has become a dark symbol of the growing reach of neo-Nazi ideology.

In the run-up to Sunday’s local ballot in the state, a journalist from the website VBS TV arrived in Jamel. Although she was familiar with the village’s larger-than-life reputation, she was shocked to see a large rusty barbeque inscribed with the phrase “happy holocaust.”

The grill was in the barbed-wire encircled garden of the office of the far-right extremist National Democratic Party (NPD). The backyard was overlooked by a watchtower and a red, black and white old German Reich flag of the type used by the far-right scene.

“I was shocked and I just couldn’t believe what I saw. It felt really surreal,” VBS TV journalist Barbara Dabrowska told SPIEGEL ONLINE. “It was like in a bad American movie that tries to come up with the most ridiculous idea for how to make Nazis look really terrible. ... They probably meant it as a joke, but I was annoyed by their either stupid or incredibly provocative approach.”


The NPD party won seats in the state parliament for the second time in Sunday’s state election.

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 Sep 05, 2011 at 03:34 PM Anonymous Says:

I thought that this was considered a major crime in Germany. Why aren't all of these people arrested and put in jail?


 Sep 05, 2011 at 03:54 PM shredready Says:

They probably meant it as a joke, but I was annoyed by their either stupid or incredibly provocative approach.”

I do not think so some far right agree with what happened

why does she think it is a joke


 Sep 05, 2011 at 03:59 PM Anonymous Says:

It would be a pity if that town had a natural disaster happen to it.


 Sep 05, 2011 at 04:55 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It would be a pity if that town had a natural disaster happen to it.

I would put up a tribute to the allies in WW2 there and park a big bomber in their town's square.


 Sep 05, 2011 at 05:23 PM some1 Says:

we all forget that we are in gules, yes its very hurtful to hear it all over again daily in the news, and its in our hands to change ourselvs and bring moshiach.
Chasam sofer wrights, "EISOF SOYNE LEYAKOV" is a hallacha, and he called them "a erliche goy", we only need to pray they should make themselfs like they love us.
May hashem send moshiach bekurov beyumeini....


 Sep 05, 2011 at 08:46 PM SherryTheNoahide Says:

Happy Holocaust?!

Disgusting. I wonder how they'd feel about something like this if it was *their* children tortured & burned to death or destroyed in a gas chamber?!

People like this are such a waste of space! It's no wonder evil always seems to "win" in this world. Sometimes I wonder if there is way more evil than good, period!


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