Jewish association: the anti-semitic harassment is a big problem

More jewish families are subject to harassment, but do not dare stand up for fear of the consequences, think association. It is not unusual for jewish familie

Jewish association: the anti-semitic harassment is a big problem

More jewish families are subject to harassment, but do not dare stand up for fear of the consequences, think association.

It is not unusual for jewish families in Denmark are subjected to anti-semitic harassment and hate crime, according to the Danish-Israeli Association - is an association that aims to spread awareness about Israel and jewish culture.

But many families do not dare to stand forward, says president Henrik Chievitz.

- I think, that very many jews choose to live a quiet life. And therefore, they look through the fingers with the hate crimes, they are exposed to.

- No one dares stand up and report it to the police, because they fear what will happen then, he says.

Saturday tells 15-year-old Rebecca and her family in London and how they have been subjected to anti-semitic harassment and hate crime, because the danger is the jew.

It was, according to the family, so bad that Rebecca had to change schools several times. The family tells that the more time wanted to go to the media, but has been pending.

Saturday is still up, because they don't feel heard.

- We felt let down by the two schools and by the police. There was no help to be had. To report them to the police was the same as to report his bike stolen. We have just been statistics. We are shocked, says the danger, Michael, for Berlingske, which for security reasons do not write his last name.

Henrik Chievitz have heard reports from families who have been drawn swastikas on their property. But also more violent incidents where a girl has set fire to his hair.

Therefore, believes Henrik Chievitz, it is important that people stand up.

- I think it is so beautiful, the facing forward (the family in the Berlingske tidende, ed.). If we must have stopped it, we need to get started the debate that it is not okay.

- It is our experience that if we talk about it and relate to it, so it becomes easier to prevent, he says.

recently, Henrik Chievitz and his wife, Ella, also experienced anti-semitic harassment, when they wrote "Jude" on their mailbox.

It has got the pair to install video surveillance and alarm systems in their house.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 14:00

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