Shocked by Anti-Semitism at Auschwitz

Jewish students attacked at Auschwitz

26 Av 5764, Friday, August 13, 2004 15:43 IST

Aug. 9, 2004 18:36  | Updated Aug. 11, 2004 12:32


Tamar Schuri, a member of the group of Israeli and Jewish students who were attacked while visiting the death camps in Auschwitz earlier this week said that during and after the attack no one came to help the victims, not even the guides employed by the camp, Army Radio reported Wednesday.

“The main accusations were that the place does not only belong to Jews, and that we use it as a publicity tool for pro-Israeli propoganda,,” Schori said. “There was a guide with us that worked there, and she just backed off. We didn’t have anyone to turn to,” she added.


“I was shocked. Although I have met anti-Semitism many times, I never expected to meet it at Auschwitz, where so many of my relatives were killed,” she says she spoke to the assailants in French and that in addition to being “brutish and vulgar,” their sentiments “made absolutely no sense.”