The higher estimate is based on the frequent interaction among members in the tightly knit, mostly Orthodox community.
”These actions damage our values and the reputation of our country,” Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said.
Other participants at the Aalst Carnival wore fake hooked noses and waved a sign saying “don’t tell the truth about Jews.”
UNESCO ruled that the parade, which caused an uproar for an anti-Semitic float, was not consistent with its values.
Judaism has recently taken a greater role than before in the life of Sophie Wilmes, a member of her centrist party said.
The government report said that both the creators of the float and its Jewish critics should show “more empathy.”
The Jewish community fostered a culture of remembrance, but we lived in a city that wanted to forget.
Fatmir Limani’s “God created A. Hitler” prominently features a swastika.
The Flemish Sign Language Center said that the instruction videos had a “descriptive” goal rather than a “normative” one.
The guards intercepted the Iraqi man because of suspicious behavior, but during questioning he insisted he was Jewish.