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(Times of Israel)   Announcement on a train approaching Auschwitz asking all the Jews aboard to get off and take a shower was made in: a) 1938, b) 1944, or c) 2014   (timesofisrael.com ) divider line
    More: Asinine, Auschwitz, Jews, Belgium, Brussels, RTL, Buchenwald, rush hour  
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2014-02-11 07:05:00 PM  
3 votes:
Is this the thread where we're all supposed to be outraged by a joke that 85% of fark would cynically make themselves?
2014-02-11 06:58:50 PM  
3 votes:
This just in, police have released a sketch of the suspect:

www.reactionface.info
2014-02-11 11:00:17 PM  
2 votes:
It would have been kinda funny if you train wasn't in freaking Belgium -- Nowhere near Auschwitz. So that removed the one funny element; when you take the humor out of a mean-spirited joke, you're left with just "mean-spirited." Screw those guys.
2014-02-11 07:52:27 PM  
2 votes:

GoldSpider: DubyaHater: Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.

Europe is hardly the paragon of evolved cultural harmony that many imagine it to be.


There is no paragon of evolved cultural harmony.

Perhaps anti-semitism is a bigger thing in Europe than the US, but, in my country we didn't have laws discriminating against black people well into the 1960s.

But, it's also common to see any criticism of Israeli policy labelled as anti-semitism, where the more correct term might be "anti-zionism".

And ultra-nationalist zionists, to me, seem to be the closest to the Nazis around. Always seeking their West Bank lebensraum, and treating Palestinians as second class citizens.

This documentary - Louis Theroux Meets the Ultra-Zionists - is worth a watch. Despite the fact that Theroux is Jewish, he is tear-gassed by the IDF and accused of not being kosher.

I guess all I'm trying to say is that nationalism is bad. It's why the Nazis were bad, and Israel using the same tactics should be super frowned upon.
2014-02-11 07:18:33 PM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net

Overreaction much?
2014-02-11 06:44:13 PM  
2 votes:
The French are just continuing their long tradition of anti Semitism.
2014-02-12 05:08:20 PM  
1 vote:

SirEattonHogg: I'm pretty sure if the UK had anywhere near the numbers or percentage of blacks in your country as the US in the 19th and 20th centuries, there would be plenty British bigots who would have happily enacted a Brit version of Jim Crow laws.

So you can stop patting yourself on the back about how British are somehow superior on race relations.


We abolished slavery before the US.

As I recall, during the 20th century, the only government sanctioned segregation in the UK was demanded by Patton during WWII. Pretty sure that GIs coming to the UK were warned that they shouldn't expect segregated facilities, to limit culture shock. And I've certainly seen an episode of the BBC documentary Coast, interviewing a descendant of a black GI and a white British woman.

As for immigration in general, Britain used to be a major driver of the slave trade. Historically, the ports of Bristol have had a high black population. And in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, we had several waves of Asian, African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants.

During a time when black people in the US were not allowed to use the same facilities as white people and were treated as second class citizens.

Now, I'm not trying to suggest that there are no racists or bigots in the UK; to return to the era we're discussing, Enoch Powell's "rivers of blood" speech is famous. A lot of the immigrants were subjected to abuse.

But not from the government.

So, yeah, with the proviso that the right is kind of in control of UK politics at the moment, and there's a lot of political discourse about filthy smelly immigrants, I would suggest that the British are somehow superior on race relations.
2014-02-11 11:48:31 PM  
1 vote:

Rivetman1.0: Why don't some of you funny people do a little reading about Zyklon B and get back to us with some more of your charming little jokes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyklon_B

Another bit of fun  information, the 2 gentleman the were instrumental in producing it were executed as war criminals in 1946.
I am laughing my ass off already.
"Lighten up Francis" not available or applicable to this thread


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2014-02-11 11:00:22 PM  
1 vote:
iron de havilland:


There is no paragon of evolved cultural harmony.

Perhaps anti-semitism is a bigger thing in Europe than the US, but, in my country we didn't have laws discriminating against black people well into the 1960s.


I'm pretty sure if the UK had anywhere near the numbers or percentage of blacks in your country as the US in the 19th and 20th centuries, there would be plenty British bigots who would have happily enacted a Brit version of Jim Crow laws.

So you can stop patting yourself on the back about how British are somehow superior on race relations.
2014-02-11 10:08:25 PM  
1 vote:
Why don't some of you funny people do a little reading about Zyklon B and get back to us with some more of your charming little jokes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyklon_B

Another bit of fun  information, the 2 gentleman the were instrumental in producing it were executed as war criminals in 1946.
I am laughing my ass off already.
"Lighten up Francis" not available or applicable to this thread
2014-02-11 08:42:15 PM  
1 vote:
Thank you for our daily reminder of the holocaust.
2014-02-11 08:07:07 PM  
1 vote:
Some of you guys should go on 4chan's /pol/ board.

You would probably poo your pants.
2014-02-11 08:02:13 PM  
1 vote:

traylor: DubyaHater: Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.

Sadly we have the same amount of stupid here, but we don't have enough blacks and illegal aliens, so we had to find other minorities to blame for our problems. I think you can understand.


I live in the American South. Trust me, I understand. I'm getting ready to move because I'm tired of hearing how blacks and Mexicans are lucky and get all the perks. Well, that and how hard it is to be a white Christian in America nowadays.
2014-02-11 07:59:34 PM  
1 vote:

grimlock1972: un freaking believable.    so many seem to have failed to learn from the past and make light of the holocaust.


Yeah! When is Mel Brooks gonna be brought up on hate crime charges!
2014-02-11 07:57:27 PM  
1 vote:

TheJoe03: traylor: DubyaHater: Anti-semitism in Europe? Color me shocked.

Sadly we have the same amount of stupid here, but we don't have enough blacks and illegal aliens, so we had to find other minorities to blame for our problems. I think you can understand.

Sa,e amount my ass, North and South America are much less racist than the Old World.


I hate South American, Elitists... that's what you meant, right.

Anywhere people look different, act different, or dress different there is intolerance and predujice. You are a fool if you think otherwise.
2014-02-11 07:45:36 PM  
1 vote:
Really, Jews got on a train to Auschwitz?
2014-02-11 07:41:51 PM  
1 vote:
What's their Fark handle?
2014-02-11 07:38:09 PM  
1 vote:
Frank N Stein:

img.fark.net

Overreaction much?


It's a counter-troll.
2014-02-11 07:33:25 PM  
1 vote:

Rev. Skarekroe: Savage Belief: When are kids going to learn that trolling in real life just makes you look like an asshole?

Most of the time.  Then there's the Sasha Baron Cohens and Andy Kaufmans of the world who get famous doing it.


they still were assholes doing it
2014-02-11 07:31:11 PM  
1 vote:

Savage Belief: When are kids going to learn that trolling in real life just makes you look like an asshole?


Most of the time.  Then there's the Sasha Baron Cohens and Andy Kaufmans of the world who get famous doing it.
2014-02-11 07:27:51 PM  
1 vote:
When are kids going to learn that trolling in real life just makes you look like an asshole?
2014-02-11 07:17:40 PM  
1 vote:

grimlock1972: un freaking believable.    so many seem to have failed to learn from the past and make light of the holocaust.


It sounds like they have at least an elementary understanding of the holocaust...
2014-02-11 07:05:55 PM  
1 vote:

grimlock1972: un freaking believable.    so many seem to have failed to learn from the past and make light of the holocaust.


After thousands of years of human "society", how on earth could you possibly think that people are going to learn from the past???
2014-02-11 07:05:16 PM  
1 vote:
Make them watch an educational video...
2.bp.blogspot.com
/Adolf Hitler was a very, very, very, very bad man...
2014-02-11 07:04:01 PM  
1 vote:

The My Little Pony Killer: This just in, police have released a sketch of the suspect:

[www.reactionface.info image 850x775]


Weapons-grade trolling right there.
2014-02-11 06:52:01 PM  
1 vote:
It's amazing how hilarious people think they are.
2014-02-11 06:45:13 PM  
1 vote:
So, how many got off?
2014-02-11 06:44:58 PM  
1 vote:
Teach the perpetrator a lesson.  Perhaps that work will set him free.
2014-02-11 06:44:13 PM  
1 vote:

ZAZ: Only Jews? Why do the homosexuals get to live this time?


They're a lot more fabulous now than they were in the 40's.
2014-02-11 06:43:14 PM  
1 vote:

doyner: *riddenroad

Damned autocorrect...


FTFY
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-11 06:41:52 PM  
1 vote:
Only Jews? Why do the homosexuals get to live this time?
2014-02-11 06:39:43 PM  
1 vote:
Having read the trains in Europe, I do wish most of the passengers would bathe themselves.
2014-02-11 06:09:55 PM  
1 vote:

One Bad Apple: Maybe they misheard the announcement and need to concentrate harder


fark
you win
2014-02-11 05:37:11 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe they misheard the announcement and need to concentrate harder
2014-02-11 05:31:36 PM  
1 vote:
I can't wait to hear what other shenanigans adolescents are up to these days!
2014-02-11 05:26:31 PM  
1 vote:
a group of adolescents may have gained access to the keys that conductors use to make announcements over the loudspeakers.

Right. Kids are dicks.
2014-02-11 05:23:43 PM  
1 vote:
Just the Jews?
2014-02-11 05:11:16 PM  
1 vote:
too soon?
 
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