A possie in Aussie

April 13, 2009

Immigration minister brings rats to Australia

Filed under: human rights,race relations,refugee — Nayano @ 8:15 am
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I used to think that the world was so shocked by the crazed persecution and extermination of Jews by Nazi Germany that overt anti-Semitism would have been squashed.

Not so.

The Bulletin, 4 December 1946, p 15, published this cartoon of rat-like Jews arriving as refugee migrants in Australia, with good Aryan types being lost to the nation.

The then Immigration Minister Calwell is depicted as acting as pied piper.

Calwell brings in the Jews

Have a look at the ‘Jewish’ faces in the Bulletin cartoon, then look at this cartoon from Der Stürmer, the disgusting Nazi propganda magazine from May 1934, Issue 18

"Rescue Expedition"

"Rescue Expedition"

I guess I am still hopelessly naïve about Australia, despite these recent posts: How racist is Australia? and Anti-Semitism in the slip-stream of Gaza

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