Sunday, 13 November 2011

Swastika on the Underground

So much for my newfound sense of belonging in Britain after seeing the Jewish Songs of Praise. I was making my way home for Shabbos on Friday afternoon, when I saw this, in a carriage on the Hammersmith and City line.

Even though I know it was put there by some idiot who probably didn't even know what it meant, and is hardly indicative of a groundswell of antisemitic feeling in the UK, I was still quite upset by it.

A couple of (Jewish) friends I've spoken to have shrugged it off, but why is this graffiti still there? I know how quickly they can change those maps of the Tube for scheduled works or whatever. Maybe give them the benefit of the doubt, assume it hadn't been there for very long?

Anyway, I publish here for posterity my brief encounter with 21st century Nazism.

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