The dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.
Jews in the West in modern times are ever the canaries in the coal mine. Hard treatment for them always betokens disasters for all of humanity:
Nine months ago, Liam Rückert left his home and mother in Berlin to start a new life at a boarding school in Israel.
Aged just 16, he had been driven out of Germany by anti-Semitic bullies. The attacks had gone on for two years, with classmates openly talking about killing Jews and calling him vile names.
The fearful teenager’s grades declined as he ducked school, then he was sent to join a special unit for struggling children.
Liam Rückert felt the need to flee Germany like his grandfather Issak. His liberal-minded family moved him from a Jewish school to ensure he was fully integrated in wider society – and the attacks started on his second day
The final straw was a school trip to Rome.
Liam refused to go – and only told his mother recently that the reason was a threat from the bullies that he would never return from Italy.
Little more than seven decades after the hideous discovery of Nazi gas chambers, the German government’s commissioner for anti-Semitism Felix Klein has warned it is unsafe for Jews to display their faith by wearing skullcaps in public.
‘My opinion… has changed after the ongoing brutalisation in German society,’ he told a newspaper two weeks ago. ‘I cannot recommend Jews wear the kippah whenever and wherever they want in Germany.’
Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin responded by saying the warning – which followed the release of data showing rising incidents of abuse and violence – amounted to ‘an admittance that, again, Jews are not safe on German soil’.
Go here to read the rest. Jew hating of course has never gone out of fashion among Neo-Nazis. However, the real threat to Jews in Europe is from mass Islamic immigration and from the fact that antisemitism is finding a warm welcome these days on the Left. The young man was smart to get out while the getting is good. History may not repeat but it definitely rhymes and, in Germany and most of Europe. the rhymes are becoming ominous.