Reading this, you can’t tell if it happened in 1938 or 2008:
An American tourist was kicked out of a cafe in Belgium for being Jewish.
Marcel Kalmann, a 64-year-old professor, told the Antwerp Jewish magazine Joods Actueel that he was ejected from the renowned restaurant Le Panier d’Or in Bruges after a waiter saw his yarmulke under his cap.
“We are not serving Jews, out of here,” the magazine reported.
Kalmann also told Joods Actueel that he was mistreated at the police station where he went to file a report and was told the incident would not be considered anti-Semitic. He said he will file reports against both the restaurant and the police.
Kalmann was born in the Auschwitz concentration camp three days before its liberation.
The mayor of Bruges has ordered a police inquiry into the incident and apologized to Kalmann, the European Jewish Press reported.
I’m sure all this will change, though, once President Obama tells people to be nice again. (That was sarcasm, for those not familiar with this blog.)