Anti-Semitism at UCSD

On Wednesday night, March 13, the Associated Students at U C San Diego held a secret vote to divest from Israel, and in that action, perhaps ignorantly, took us back in shame almost 80 years to the date (April 1, 1933) when the Nazis came to power and carried out the first nationwide planned action against Jews: a boycott of Jewish businesses. On the day of the boycott, Storm Troopers stood menacingly in front of Jewish-owned shops. The six-pointed "Star of David" was painted in yellow and black across thousands of doors and windows. Signs were posted saying "Don't Buy from Jews" and "The Jews Are Our Misfortune." The Judenboykott, which kicked off the process of eliminating Jews from German business life and then life itself, began with a campaign of demonization. The Nationalsozialistiche Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) launched propaganda targeted against the Jewish population and the parallels between this Nazi propaganda against the individual Jew is hauntingly similar to the...(Read Full Post)