French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said anti-Semitic acts in France jumped by 69 percent in the first nine months of 2018, announcing the rise on Friday as Europe pauses to remember the 80th anniversary of the infamous “Kristallnacht” of Nazi attacks against Jews.
“Despite decreasing for the past two years, the number of [anti-Semitic] acts has risen by more than 69 percent in the first nine months of 2018,” Phillipe lamented.
In his Facebook post, Philippe quoted Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel as saying that “the real danger, my son, is indifference,” pledging that the French government would not be indifferent.
Mireille Knoll reportedly escaped a notorious World War II roundup of Paris Jews, in which police herded some 13,000 people — including more than 4,000 children — into a stadium and shipped them to the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi German-occupied Poland.
As Breitbart Jerusalem reported, almost 5,000 French Jews emigrated to the Jewish State in 2016 alone.
WJC expresses shock and horror over the barbaric murder of 85-year-old Jewish Holocaust survivor Mireille K. in Paris last Friday. We echo the calls of @Le_CRIF and expect the authorities maintain full transparency over the course of the investigation.https://t.co/D4f28f8Tly pic.twitter.com/IdzetxPGST
— WJC (@WorldJewishCong) March 26, 2018