Henry Schachter survived the Holocaust. His parents sent him to live with a Catholic family when he was 5 years old to keep him safe from the Nazis. His parents were caught by the Gestapo in 1944 and sent to Auschwitz. Neither of his parents survived.
Schachter lives in England and he has been speaking out about the rise of anti-Semitism. He set up a stand at the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival for Bournemouth Action for Israel. A “flashmob” from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) attempted to deface the pro-Israel stand and threw his pamphlets.
On the second morning of the event, Schachter was jeered and insulted during his speech. This man, a Holocaust survivor who lost both of his parents to the Nazis, was actually called a Nazi by PSC supporters. Rather than hold the left wing activists responsible, organizers actually told his group to leave the event for their own safety.
As reported in Express, Schachter spoke out about the inflammatory nature of the PSC and the hypocrisy of the event.
“As a survivor of the Holocaust it makes me feel disgusted and sad to be called things like a Nazi. The Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival is exactly the place for people from different organisations to exercise freedom of speech.
But it was anything but free speech. It was intimidating and virulent abuse by a flashmob of far-Left bullies.”
Henry Schachter’s Holocaust testimony details how he had survived the Nazis as a young child, surviving World War II as an orphan only by the help of strangers. And now he is called a Nazi by leftists who want Israel wiped off the map.
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