Nazis halt and invade schoolbus carrying Jewish students

A group of men boarded a school bus carrying Jewish grade-school children in West Rogers Park on Wednesday, yelled antisemitic slurs and gave the Hitler salute, according to officials with the Simon Wiesenthal Center…

The department did not respond when asked about the slurs and Hitler salute and whether the incident was being investigated as a hate crime, even though the Simon Wiesenthal Center said it has been in contact with police.

The incident was reported to police by the mother of one of the students, a law enforcement source said. The mother told police that one of the men who got on the bus threatened to beat up riders and said “heil Hitler,” the source said.

Alison Slovin (the Center’s director) noted that the incident “took place on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Nazi pogrom that destroyed almost all synagogues across Germany in 1938. Many members of the Jewish community have family who lived through those horrors.”

“It can’t happen here…” Believe that and I have a bridge in Brooklyn you should buy.

(there is ongoing discussion over what actually happened…the post may yet be removed for inaccuracies)

4 thoughts on “Nazis halt and invade schoolbus carrying Jewish students

  1. 4therecord says:

    The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was an antisemitic terrorist attack that took place during the Shabbat morning services on October 27, 2018. The perpetrator killed eleven people and wounded six, including several Holocaust survivors.
    The suspect is still awaiting trial.

    Charlottesville, Virginia. August 11, 2017

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  2. Santayana says:

    Previously unseen photographs that show uniformed Nazi officers actively participating in the bloody Kristallnacht mob attacks have been discovered in the house of a Jewish American serviceman who served in Germany during the Second World War.
    The photo album offers a glimpse, through the eyes of two Nazi photographers, of what happened on the night of Nov. 9, 1938, when antisemitic mobs across Germany, Austria and part of Czechoslovakia descended upon Jews and Jewish properties in an unprecedented wave of Nazi-orchestrated violence. (Washington Post 11/10/22)

    German Nazis remove Jewish books, presumably for burning, during Kristallnacht (click image to enlarge)

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