JEWS EXPELLED FROM ZAGREB JEWISH COMMUNITY AND RABBI DA-DON COMPARED TO NAZIS - BY THE "JEWISH" COMMUNITY
Just a couple of days later, a following text appeared on the official web site of the Jewish community of Zagreb:
"SUPPORT TO JEWISH COMMUNITY OF ZAGREB"
Following the article in "Večernji list" (a major Croatian daily newspaper L.P.) in which Ivo Goldstein and Kotel Dadon requested deleting of Zagreb jewish community from the registry of religous communities, and the prompt and decisive answer by the Board of the Community - expelling the aforementioned little group from the membership in the Community, we received a great number of phone calls and e-mails (over 300 calls till 15:30 on 12/22/05) containing full support of the members and nonmembers, wishing that we use take the same stand towards all persons that cause imense dammage to the community.
Some comments went as far as comparing the skimming of this little gang of people led by Ivo Goldstein and Kotel Dadon with the USTASHA** policies in the II world war, the claim that we can not, after all, accept.
***The Ustaše (often spelled Ustashe in English; singular Ustaša or Ustasha) was a Croatian far-right organisation put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis Powers in 1941. They pursued nazi/fascist policies and were subsequently expelled by the communist Yugoslav partisans and the Red Army in 1945.
The Ustaše tried to exterminate Serbs, Jews, Gypsies, and basically all others that opposed them, including some Communist Croats. Once they came to power during World War II, they founded several concentration camps, the most notorious of which was the Jasenovac complex.
Exact numbers of victims are not known, only estimates exist, however it is certain that hundreds of thousands of innocent people were rounded up and killed in concentration camps and outside of them. The number of murdered Jews is fairly reliable: around 32,000 Jews were killed during WWII on NDH territory.
So, Kraus, who isn't Jewish, surrounded by people that for the most part aren't Jewish, expels Jews from the community, because they dared to question his criminal activity and then publicly compares them to NAZIS.
The text does contain the words "we cannot accept the claim that they are NAZIS", as if everyone is stupid but them and will fall for this cheap, balkan-minded way of insulting someone.
The numerous e-mails are being sent to the various persons and media in Croatia and we ask for your support as well.
If these words caught your attention, and you believe, like we do, that Jews shouldn't be called NAZIS, voice your opposition and write e-mail to ones responsible for this travesty.
Zagreb Jewish Community e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
the secretary of the community(also not Jewish): email@example.com
the office of the President of Croatia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office for national minorities in Croatia: email@example.com
Croatian goverment's human rights department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Croatian National Radio: Informativni_HTV@hrt.hr
Vjesnik, Croatian daily newspaper: email@example.com
Jutarnji list, Croatian daily newspaper: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vecernji List, Croatian daily newspaper: email@example.com
Iskon, the largest Croatian internet portal: firstname.lastname@example.org
As this is the time of Chanukka, we find the simbolism encouraging, because the Jews even when a minority, always prevailed at the end, as long as they kept together and followed the Jewish laws and traditions.