An antisemitism watchdog in Kassel, Germany, has reported that a banner reading, “Israel are racists like the SS” was attached to the facade of a local residence for several months. Clearly visible to the public from a main road, the propaganda falsely equates Israel to Germany’s Schutzstaffel.
The Schutzstaffel was a group of ‘body guards’ founded by Adolf Hitler, that, by 1939, had amassed over 250,000 troops. It went on to form the foundation of the Nazi regime, which is estimated to have murdered 11-17 million people.
The hateful propaganda material is said to have caused the local Jewish community considerable distress.