Euro 2012: Poland's Jews watch and wait
Poland's Jews balance fear with hope: they are enhancing communal security in the face of all-too familiar anti-Semitic abuse by Polish football fans, whilst hoping Euro 2012 could be an opportunity to show a newly-vibrant Jewish life in their country.
On my first trip to Krakow, more than a year ago, I was shocked to find crude anti-Semitic graffiti in a side-street adjacent to the river Wisla. “Anty-Jude” was scrawled in blue spray paint above an incomplete circle, inside which appeared to be a crossed-out Star of David. This was hardly the last graffiti of this kind I would see: just a few days ago I saw swastikas daubed on the train on...
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