On the eve of the Holocaust Memorial Day, a video discussion organized by the Israeli embassy in Berlin with a survivor was disrupted.
Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that “anti-Israeli activists” interrupted the lecture by Zvi Herschel, who had joined from Israel, shown pictures of Adolf Hitler and called anti-Semitic slogans on Monday.
“The event had to be interrupted,” wrote Issacharoff. After a short break, they were able to continue without the interferers. “To ignore the memory of the Holocaust and the dignity of the survivor is more than shameful and shameful and shows the blatant anti-Semitic attitude of the activists.
The event on the online platform Zoom was announced a few days ago by the embassy on Facebook and, according to a spokeswoman, was initially open to all interested parties. The embassy is now considering filing a complaint against the disruptors, she told the German Press Agency. There are no video or sound recordings of the event.
The Holocaust Memorial Day was celebrated in Israel on Tuesday. Zvi Herschel was born in 1942 in the German-occupied Netherlands. His parents were murdered in the Sobibór concentration camp in occupied Poland while he was taken in by a Dutch Protestant family and survived.