Europe and the new anti-Semitism

In recent months, there has been a series of fatal attacks by Islamist militants on Jewish people and institutions, as well as innumerable other instances of violence.

The number of Jewish people living in Denmark is small – there are perhaps as few as 10,000. There were fewer still in the country at the start of the Second World War. Denmark was invaded and occupied by the Nazis, yet the majority of Jews there survived the horror of Hitler’s genocidal mania because of the Danish resistance movement, which supervised their evacuation to “neutral” Sweden.

Yet today in Denmark, and across Europe, Jewish people are once again living in fear. In recent months, there has been a series of fatal attacks by Islamist militants on Jewish people and institutions, as well as innumerable other instances of violence, intimidation and aggression, most of which pass largely unreported, from the desecration of cemeteries to the verbal abuse of children outside schools.

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