Polish newspaper sparks outrage after running 'how to spot a Jew' story on front page

Sophia Ankel
Sunday 17 March 2019 16:45
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A right-wing Polish newspaper has sparked outrage for antisemitism after running an article on its front page that taught its readers "how to spot a Jew".

The headline of the weekly national paper, Tylko Poska (translated to Only Poland) read: "Attack on Poland at conference in Paris", and voiced anger at alleged anti-Polish guest speakers at a conference covering Holocaust studies in Paris last month.

The front page also read:

How to defeat them? This cannot go on!

The article itself listed various stereotypes like "names, anthropological features, expressions, appearances, character traits, methods of operation" and "disinformation activities", which it said could be used to identify Jewish people.

Shortly after it was first distributed in the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, politicians expressed their outrage.

Michal Kaminski, for the centre-right Poland Comes First party, said it was an...

...absolute scandal such filthy texts, as if taken from Nazi newspapers, were sold in the Polish parliament.

The newspaper front page not only angered politicians, but people on social media too, who took to Twitter to express their outrage and comparing the article to Nazi propaganda of the early 1930s.

The director of the Sejm Information Centre, Andrzej Grzegrzolka, has since announced his office would request the publication to be removed from the press kit.

HT The New York Post

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