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Eichmann in Jerusalem, Hitler in Tel Aviv

By Gabrielle Birkner

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In the second parking-related hubbub that has infuriated some Jews in about as many months, a YouTube clip that shows the likeness of Adolf Hitler enraged over a 250-shekel parking fine in Tel Aviv, has some Holocaust survivors up in arms. The parody, which borrows footage from “Downfall” — the 2004 movie about Hitler’s final days — shows the Nazi leader calling Tel Aviv’s municipal government “worse than the S.S.”

The Hitler of the parody goes on to complain to his deputies that “all of the money goes to this corrupted city council which for seven years is renovating the same meter-on-meter in Ibn Gavirol” — referring to a street in Tel Aviv.

And, don’t even get “The Fuhrer” started on the city’s public transportation system.

The clip, which contains an expletive, follows.

Haaretz is reporting that the chairman of the Centre of Organizations of Holocaust survivors, Noach Flug — himself a survivor of the Mauthausen concentration camp — wrote to YouTube demanding that the offending clip be removed.

In December, Facebook removed from its site the page of a group called “The Jew Parking Appreciation Club.” The group mocked with hateful language the way Jews park in a Sydney, Australia neighborhood.


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