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Berlin memorial to child refugees of Holocaust targeted again by far-right

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The Refugee Children Movement memorial in the Friedrichstraße area of Berlin, Germany, continues to be targeted by the right-wing, anti-refugee group “Bürgerbewegung Pro Deutschland” (Civic Initiative for Germany).

The memorial commemorates the rescue effort that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, when the United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Free City of Danzig.

In a repeat of January’s hate campaign, the party once again placed their publicity flyers inside an open suitcase represented in the sculpture. In December, flyers from “B.Ä.R.G.I.D.A”, the Berlin branch of Pegida, were also found there.

In November, a woman received antisemitic abuse from a passerby for looking at the memorial.

Source: Recherche- und Informationsstelle Antisemitismus


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