Polish Football Club Brands Anti-Semitic T-Shirts (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Rachel Hirshfeld 04/12/12)
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Tee shirts with anti-Semitic slogans are being sold outside the
Polish football club, Widzew Lodz, Polskie Radio reported on Thursday.
The items have been on sale in a pavilion next to the club´s official
“This is Widzew terrain, entry to Jews is forbidden,” reads the
slogan on one Tee shirt.
“Curl hunters,” referring to the side curls of Chassidic Jews, is
written on the other, adopting the age-old anti-Semitic slur.
A woman working in the shop told Gazeta Wyborcza daily that such
items sell well and make a decent profit, noted Polskie Radio.
Incitement to racist crimes is illegal in Poland.
With the country preparing to co-host the Euro 2012 tournament this
June, government regulations cleared by the Polish Football
Association (PZPN) state that fans are not allowed to bring materials
that are “racist, xenophobic, political, religious and propaganda-
based” into stadiums, the report stated.
Lodz had a Jewish population estimated at 230,000 prior to the onset
of World War II. The Lodz Ghetto, established in the city upon the
German invasion, was the second largest ghetto in occupied Poland.
Of the 230,000 Lodz Jews plus the 25,000 people transported in, only
877 remained.(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/12/12)
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