November 10, 2004

No Jews in Oslo commemoration of Kristallnacht?

I read here of the enormous irony in that Jews carrying visible signs of Jewish symbols were excluded from marching to commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht in Oslo. How can this be?

Andrew Sullivan covers this as well.


There is a lot of information going around that Jews were not excluded from the march. Indeed, someone left a very long comment to that effect (by pasting and cutting another's words). Instead, I refer you to the following for more information: here, here, and here

Posted by Random Penseur at November 10, 2004 10:09 AM

I don't know even what to say! The mind just wobbles. Did any of the mainstream news pick up on this appalling twist of irony?

Posted by: GrammarQueen at November 10, 2004 11:04 AM

I gather that there was some very small television coverage. I will have to see if I can find anything in the Norwegian langauge print press.

Posted by: RP at November 10, 2004 11:09 AM



EDITORIAL NOTE: This comment has been edited to remove all of the extensive copy/paste that the author of this comment performed. I have left her links, although I disagree with them and think that they are incomplete. With that in mind, do as you wish with them. Ms. Lebowitz, in the future, please either give an original comment of your own, leave simply a link, or do not comment at all.

Posted by: Arieh Lebowitz at November 18, 2004 10:36 PM

Jews were NOT barred from joining! There are 2,000 Jews in Norway, and 10-12 people were not permited to join because they came from an extremist, right-wing anti-Palestinian orginazation that had used previous Krystallnatt commemorations to preach hate against Palestinians.

Posted by: Erik at January 18, 2005 03:59 AM

And yet the march was, Juden Frei? No?

Posted by: RP at January 18, 2005 08:00 AM
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