Twitter and Antisemitism

On October 10, 2012 hundreds of Twitter messages appeared in France consisting of antisemitic remarks reminiscent of Nazi propaganda.  They were accompanied by photographs of concentration camp victims together with unpleasant facetious references to the Holocaust. These messages were posted on hashtag #unbonjuif (a good Jew). This cyberspace exchange was recorded as the third largest tagged subject on the French Twitter site. The term was sardonically chosen to insinuate that "a good Jew is a dead Jew". To make the point even more forcefully a picture of an emaciated Jewish woman who had been in a Nazi concentration camp was posted with the term, "A good Jew." French organizations, primarily the student group L' Union des etudiants juifs de France (UEJF), SOS Racisme, and the Conseil Representatif des Institutions juive de France ( CRIF), the official body representing French Jewish communities, were  alarmed and concerned with the volume of hatred in these expressions of...(Read Full Article)