A school trip to Poland took a turn to the worse for some students of the Berlin Theodor-Heuss-Community school. The muslimic youths were massively insulted, threatened or attacked multiple times. The polish police refused to help.
The (((Remember club))) [TL Note: no joke, this is really the name], which since 2 years engages with the persecution and murder of european jews, traveled to Poland for the past weeks. There the nearly twenty students visited the Treblinka and Majdanek extermination camps, and also visited Warsaw, Lublin and Lodz for some days, the “Deutschlandfunk” and other media outlets, as well as the polish newspaper “Fakt24” reported.
The fact that the club consists mostly of muslims, seemed to be a problem for most Poles. According to the reports especially the females, who were easily recognized as muslims thanks to their headscarfs, became targets of unfiltered hate.
As they asked the police for help, they only laugh
“I was spat on by a man on the streets, just like that, and then the man ran away and the police didn’t do anything to help”, said one of the female students to the “Deutschlandfunk”. Even as the residents accompanied them to a police station, the policemen showed no interest in the case. Even worse: The policemen laughed at them. Later the policemen excused their behavior with poor English language skills, it is said.
It didn’t stay at one incident. A lublin (((synagogue))), of all things, refused the students to enter. The justification: the youths posed a “security risk”.
One female student was thrown out of a shopping mall in Warsaw, because she was talking in Persian on the phone. The security personnel explained to her, that other visitors of the mall felt disturbed by that.
In Lodz a muslim teen was insulted and doused with water by passers-by. Additionally, the foreign looking students were threatened, to have food thrown in their faces.
Never experienced something like that in Germany
“It was really shocking, because we never expected something like that, especially not from a member of the EU”, a student said. In Germany they were at times confronted with racist behavior, too. But compared to what they experienced in Poland, it was “nothing”.
The group considered canceling the trip. But it was the muslim students, who refused to do so.
The NS-memorial (((Haus der Wannseekonferenz))), which supports the (((Remember club))), wants now to take appropriate steps. They will meet with the polish partners and evaluate the incidents, the director Hans-Christian Jasch said to the “DLF”. Additionally, he wants to write to the polish ambassador in Berlin. He is especially agitated by the ignorance of the polish police. “Such a behavior towards youths cannot be tolerated, we will strongly oppose that.”
Honestly, that whole thing reads like a piece of satire or comedy, but I got some good laughs out of it.