Furore over anti-Semitic posts on VCE discussion page

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Furore over anti-Semitic posts on VCE discussion page

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Anti-Semitic comments were posted on a popular VCE Facebook page.

 

JEWISH students continue to be ridiculed on a popular VCE social media page — just months after the site was slammed for posting anti-Semitic content.

A female student, who wished to remain anonymous in fear of retribution, has been likened to Hitler on the VCE Discussion Space Facebook page in the latest onslaught.

Some of the offensive posts make other vile comments the Herald Sun has chosen not to repeat.

“I was shocked that people still find it funny to post anti-Semitic material,” the student said.

“They need to learn that it’s not OK at all.”

The fresh attack comes months after another female student was subject of jokes about the Holocaust on the notorious page.

Almost 60,000 members are signed up to the closed Facebook group.

B’nai B’rith Anti Defamation Commission slammed the series of disturbing posts, with chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich upset with the comments.

A comment posted on the VCE discussion page.

Dr Dvir Abramovich. Picture: Valeriu Campan

“We must not brush aside such offensive conduct as ‘kids being kids’,” he said.

“It is deeply saddening that these students thought that expressing hatred towards Jews and exploiting the Holocaust and the murder of millions to vilify others is funny.”

Dr Abramovich called for mandatory Holocaust education in the school curriculum to broaden students knowledge.

“The young people, who displayed such shocking insensitivity towards the six million Jews and millions of other victims who were brutally murdered at the hands of the Nazis, must be taught about the universal lessons of the Holocaust and become ambassadors for our country’s fundamental values of plurality, multiculturalism and inclusivity.”

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