‘Appalling’ anti-semitic poster found in King’s Buildings
It calls the Holocaust “the greatest swindle of all time”
A poster was found today in King’s Buildings that suggests that the Holocaust was “sheer fraud” and “the greatest swindle of all time.”
The poster, spotted by EUSA Vice President for Academic Affairs Imogen Wilson, also contains a link to a bizarre engineering website that contains Holocaust conspiracy theories.
Jewish student Noa Cohen, who is also the Vice Chair of the Israeli Engagement Society, said: “This appalling poster clearly demonstrates that anti-semitism is a problem at Edinburgh and it is time for EUSA and university management to take the concerns we have brought for months seriously.
“We are at a tipping point where bigotry is manifesting itself even more blatantly than before, and this makes me worry for the safety of myself and other Jewish students. The perpetrator must be found and subjected to disciplinary action as soon as possible, as they have no place on our campus.”
The poster has surfaced on the same day that Malia Bouattia was elected NUS President. She has faced allegations of anti-semitism for previously labelling the University of Birmingham a “Zionist outpost”.
EUSA President Jonny Ross-Tatam said: “It’s shocking that this anti-Semitic poster was found on our university campus. It is completely unacceptable and extremely concerning.
“We all have the responsibility now, our Students’ Union, University, every single one of us, to call out any anti-Semitism and discrimination of any kind, when we see it.”