In the titles | "Juden" on a "Bagelstein": "I do not think they are yellow jackets"


It all starts with a message sent on Saturday evening.

The cartoonist Joann Sfar published a long post on his Facebook wall in which he imputed an anti-Semitic tag, "Juden", that is to say "Jewish" in German, on the window of a Bagelstein bagel store. , in yellow tank tops, who paraded on Saturday for Act XIII in the streets of Paris.

"Whoever chooses to write JEW in German in this shop knows very well that he thinks about Cristal's night windows," he writes.

The picture was taken by the musician Jean-Yves d'Angelo "down from home" and published on Facebook on Saturday and canceled since then. Since then, social networks have seized and been shared many times.

Even the League against racism and anti-Semitism (Licra) shared the photo, accompanied by a photograph taken in Berlin in 1938 and the caption: "Anti-Semitism, historical channel".

Also the Crif (Council of Representation of Jewish Institutions in France) reacted: "Indignation and anger after yesterday's discovery of a vile anti-Semitic tag on a shop window in Bagelstein, an act that recalls the darkest hours of history" .

For now, "no item or testimony" can say under what conditions this tag was committed, recalls The Huffington Post.

However, for the government spokesman, Benjamin Griveaux, the events of the last 48 hours are to put in the same basket: "Fire against the house of Richard Ferrand, attack against the National Assembly and anti-Semitic acts, never", he tweeted .

The Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, was quick to follow the example: "An anti-Semitic tag in the center of Paris, one too, Juden in yellow letters, as if the most tragic lessons in history 39; "Our answer: do everything because the author of this ignominy is condemned. Our honor: do not let anything pass "he posted on his Twitter account.

But restaurant managers, who have filed a complaint, do not agree.

"They wrote it in yellow, but it can be for the star of David"

"We found this tag on Saturday morning and was probably done the night from Friday to Saturday," said co-founder Gilles Abecassis.

He claims that similar graffiti has already been made on other windows. The restaurant is located in the center of the capital, in Ile Saint-Louis.

"The complaint was filed on Saturday, the police arrived on the spot," added the head of this fast-food brand specializing in the sale of bagels, which "do not think they are yellow jackets" who made this tag, discovered several hours before the Saturday event. "They wrote it in yellow, but it could be for the star of David" that Nazi Germany has asked the Jews to wear, he said.

"We are shocked, but tomorrow we will respond to these idiots in an unusual way, we want to keep our good mood," said the brand leader, who claimed to have received "thousands of support messages, Hong Kong, Sydney, Eastern Europe, people of different backgrounds, not just Israelite confession ".


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