The german city Cologne is not only one of Tel Aviv’s sister cities, but also home of the worst anti-Semitic propaganda in Germany since 1949. An installation is located in front of the Cologne Cathedral that calls itself „Cologne Wailing Wall“. This installation is based on the notorious Israel-hater Walter Herrmann. His hatred of Israel is legendary and became more than clear when he started to show this picture:
Thousands of people saw this picture. The square is the most visited place in Germany! Walter Herrmann knows this. That is why he uses this place for his propaganda, like this:
These are just a few slogans and images shown by Walter Herrmann in Cologne.
Last year I filed a grievance, asserting a violation of Germany’s hate-crime law, because of the display of the anti-Semitic cartoon shown above, but the public prosecutor dismissed the complaint, arguing that the cartoon is not anti-Semitic, because the person shown on the picture cannot be clearly identified as a Jew. If the person had a crooked nose, then it would have been something else. I am not making this up! That is what the public prosecutor said:
“Not “the Jew” and not “the Jews” are the subject of this picture. At all times the use of certain anatomical stereotypes that should characterize the Jews in general were typical of anti-Jewish image displays. Facial features were exaggerated in particular, in order to let Jews seem ugly, unsightly and appear racially inferior (e.g. Jewish „crooked nose“, etc.). But such imagery is not served in this case!”
The city of Cologne sees it differently. In December 2010 the mayor of Cologne, Jürgen Roters, published a resolution, signed by all parties except of the radical left, in which they called the cartoon as clearly anti-Semitic. Furthermore the resolution states: “The demonstration does not impart messages of peace, but of hate.”
The Liberals say: „The FDP considers this anti-Semitism as intolerable.“
The Green Party says: „We are shocked and appalled by this. It is clearly anti-Semitic no matter what one thinks of Israeli politics. „
The Christian Democrats say: „We can assure you that we do not accept this antisemitism.“
But even though Mayor Roters and almost everyone else in charge of the town hall calls Walter Herrmann an anti-Semite, who sows hate among the people, the anti-Semitic installation remains in the heart of Cologne. The City of Cologne does not even provide police protection. Although they call Walter Herrmanns installation a demonstration of hate and anti-Semitism, they do not consider the internal security being threatened. Walter Herrmann sows hate and displays anti-Semitc slogans and cartoons without being observed by the police.
Is it just me or does that make no sense?
Could someone please ask Jürgen Roters, how he can consider something as hateful and anti-Semtic, but refuses to take action in order to ensure safety? I asked him, but a spokesman of this office told me that there is nothing he can do.
Well, maybe he should find a way! Maybe he should move his ass and get his teeth apart (as we say in Cologne) and find a way to do something! Time is up for excuses. Germany goes down the slide of anti-Semitism.
Synagoges in Germany look like this:
or like this:
Jewish cemeteries in Germany look like this:
In Germany the police force breaks into private apartements to remove the flag of Israel:
Dear Mr. Roters,
Dear City of Cologne,
pardon my urging, but something has to be done! Impossibilities are excuses for sterile brains. Create Possibilities! It just has to be possible to stop Herrmann, the German and his anti-Semitic cronies! Anti-Semitism is spreading in Germany and Cologne is the headquarter! So come on and do something!