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Old March 4th, 2019 #1
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Default Belgian carnival features puppets of grinning Jew with a rat

Belgian carnival features puppets of grinning Jew with a rat


At a Belgian carnival party, huge puppets made to resemble grinning Jews with rat, money bags.

Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs condemned the depiction Sunday at the annual Carnival of Aalst street celebration as “shocking.” It contains “typical, anti-Semitic caricatures from 1939,” he told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

The umbrella groups representing Flemish and French-speaking Jews in Belgium, FJO and CCOJB respectively, complained to the federal UNIA watchdog on racism about the display. “In a democracy like Belgium, there is no room for such things, carnival or not,” they wrote.

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Fucking hilarious!

"The Vismooil’n group, a veteran participant that specializes in hyper-realistic puppets created the display to address rising prices, they told a Belgian blogger last month. They titled the work “Shabbat Year.”

The display features two giant puppets with shtreimels, hats favored by some Orthodox Jews, in pink suits. They both have sidelocks. One of the puppets is grinning while smoking a cigar and extending a hand, presumably to collect money. That puppet has a white rat on his right shoulder. Both puppets are standing on gold coins and have money bags at their feet.

“Everything has become so expensive [we though that] if we do 2019, there would be no more money left for next year,” a member of the group was quoted as saying in explaining how the “Shabbat Year” theme was selected. “So we all went quiet until we smartly decided to go for the Shabbat Year and that was that. So simple.”

In the background is a round window reminiscent of the architecture of many European synagogues and a small box resembling a mezuzah on its right-hand side.

In 2013, a different group designed for the Aalst carnival a float resembling a Nazi railway wagon used to transport Jews to death camps."
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