Grossly offensive and antisemitic graffiti has been found on park benches next to Kew Pier in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames.
While walking her dog on Sunday 12th February, Drorit Etzioni, a Jewish lady, spotted the antisemitic graffiti and took photos. “Bank of England” surrounded by stars of David was daubed in thick black paint on one bench and “Goyim, Holohoax, Google” on another. She was left shaken by the graffiti. A friend reported the incident to Campaign Against Antisemitism and the police on her behalf so that it can be thoroughly investigated and the graffiti removed. Kew Pier and nearby Kew Gardens are popular spots for young families and tourists.
“Bank of England” is a reference to the antisemitic canard of nefarious Jewish financial influence. Jews are often accused by antisemites and neo-Nazis of exercising supposed financial dominance to hide ‘evidence’ of a Jewish conspiracy, such as a conspiracy to exaggerate or invent the Holocaust. The star of David is the symbol of Jewish identity and Judaism.
“Goyim” means non-Jew or gentile in Yiddish but it has been usurped by neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers as a means of demonstrating Jewish ‘otherness’ and is frequently used to suggest that Jews have a derogatory view of non-Jews. “Holohoax” is a word used by Holocaust-deniers to portray the extermination of six million Jews as a fraud perpetrated by the Jewish people for financial gain. “Google” was probably written to encourage passersby to search the above words online, where the top search results would include Holocaust denial websites.
Anybody with information should call the police on 101.
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