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Woman and friends beaten up in Poland merely for mentioning Jews

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Karolina Tobolska and her two friends were allegedly beaten up in Warsaw for merely mentioning Jews.

The group were allegedly attacked by friends of the bartender of the bar they were drinking in, Foksal Café. The bartender had told them to stop talking “about Jews” because “she is Catholic and doesn’t wish to listen about Jews”, shortly after which they were assaulted.

When the woman said that she had reported the attack on social media, she was bombarded with antisemitic comments.

However, yesterday the former Israeli ambassador Ryszard Schnepf organised for a large crowd of people to attend the cafe, many of whom wore kippot as a sign of solidarity.

The report comes form the Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism, which monitors reports of antisemitism worldwide.

 


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By Daniel Leons-Marder

Daniel Leons-Marder is the editor of Everyday Antisemitism.

He first became involved with Campaign Against Antisemitism when he became aware of Holocaust denial books being sold by Amazon. He graduated in Summer 2016 with First Class Honours and as Dux Litterarum in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from Royal Holloway. He is currently at law school. He was previously a recording and touring musician.