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Friday, April 23, 2004

This is not funny: "KNOCK A JEW IN THE OVEN"

Holocaust Remembrance Day at Rutgers
What you see below is a cartoon that appeared on Holocaust Remembrance Day in the "entertainment magazine" of Rutgers University - The Medium Online.

The "game," the funny "game," is to toss balls which, if accurately thrown, will cause the Jew to fall into the oven - an obvious reference of course to crematoria.

I agree with Naomi Ragen, who sent this to her list after seeing it at LGF; she says
"I urge those of you in a position to do so to strongly protest to Rutgers and to the office of the Governor to have the people involved expelled. Those involved said they thought it was funny."
This is the contact information:
Richard L. McCormick, President
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Old Queen's . College Avenue Campus
83 Somerset Street . New Brunswick . New Jersey . 08901
Telephone: 732/932-7454
Fax: 732/932-8060
Email: president@rutgers.edu

Governor James E. McGreevey
You may also find it helpful to contact the Director of Community Affairs at Rutgers (serving as an "official liaison with citizens and local community"), Linda Bassett
(732) 932-6950 or email bassett@rci.rutgers.edu, and/or

The Office of Compliance, Student Policy and Judicial Affairs, which "administers the student judicial process at the University level and is the office primarily responsible for implementing the University Code of Student Conduct." The director is Brian T. Rose
(732) 932-7312 or email cspc@rci.turgers.edu
Can you say, abomination? (a cause of abhorrence or disgust)


The student editor who selected this cartoon is a 19-year-old Jew, who says
"Humor is a way of honoring them and trying to get over it and to laugh. . . . The Holocaust has been taboo for years."
Honoring them?

Get over it?

This kid is one sick puppy.

The president of Rutgers is asking for an apology. That's about it, folks. No disciplinary action, no touching the $10,000 handed over to this publication (per semester? per year?) by the Rutgers College and Livingston College student governing associations, no nothin' . . . just one sick Jewish kid who may or may not apologize.

We have surely failed both our grandparents and our children.

[Photo of] one of the cremation pits used to burn the victims of the gas chambers in Auschwitz. These "burning pits" were used mainly in the summer of 1944, when the extermination was going at such a rate that the furnaces couldn't handle the number of corpses.

In a [1943] letter from SS-Sturmbannfuehrer Jahrling to SS-General Kammler, the cremating capacity of the five Auschwitz crematoriums is specified as 4,756 per 24 working hours.