Norway - A Paradigm for Anti-Semitism

[Jerusalem Post] Manfred Gerstenfeld - Among parts of the Norwegian elite, Jew-hatred and rabid anti-Israelism intermingle. The Jewish population, even before the war, was never more than 2,000 and now numbers 1,300. Yet Norway must figure prominently in any future history of post-war European anti-Semitism. During the war, the Norwegians rounded up Jews and robbed them before shipping them off to Auschwitz. After the war, Jews were robbed further by the Norwegian democrats. During the restitution process, they had to pay for the administration of those of their assets recovered from the looters. The writer is the author of Behind the Humanitarian Mask: The Nordic Countries, Israel and the Jews.

2008-12-15 09:00:00

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