Author Tuvia Tenenbaum Raises A Fuhrer In Germany With Nazi Salute
02/05/13
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Israeli-born Jewish author Tuvia Tenenbom is in trouble in Germany for raising his arm in the Hitler salute, which is banned in the country.

Tenenbom told the Magdeburg Volksstimme newspaper he had made the gesture toward a group of 900 neo-Nazis demonstrating there on Jan. 12 in order to provoke them. He was accompanied by a TV news camera team.

Tenenbom is now under investigation for using unconstitutional symbols, after the neo-Nazis pointed him out to police.

Nazi propaganda, including gestures, songs and symbols, are illegal with very few exceptions, mostly for academic use. Most neo-Nazis in Germany play the game carefully, avoiding exact replicas of Nazi propaganda and — instead of denying the Holocaust —questioning its severity and saying that German suffering was worse.

Tenenbom's new book, an exploration of anti-Semitism in Germany titled "I Sleep in Hitler's Room," is a bestseller in Germany. He is founding artistic director of the Jewish Theater of New York.

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02/08/2013 - 03:36

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Do Jews need any more provocateurs to incite Anti Semitism? Are we still on our path of self full filling prophecy that the whole world hats Jews? Are we fighting Anti Semitism sentiments, or are we encouraging it? Why are we so up in arms, as if when someone does not love us to death, that indicate to us, they wish us death ? Tovia, should have found something else to entertain himself with, and spend his time on better things. Forcing others to abide by what is good for Jews only, will back fire sooner or later. Isolating one self from societies, will lead to the society following suite. Be carefull for what you wish for sometimes.

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