Report: Concern for Safety of Jewish Students Grows After Holocaust Denial Leaflets Appear on Campuses Across Britain
Concern for Jewish students in Britain is growing after leaflets calling the Holocaust the “greatest swindle of all time” were found on campuses across the country, the UK’s Jewish News reported on Tuesday.
According to the report, the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) is working with the Community Security Trust (CST) and the colleges’ individual Jewish Societies “to ensure the welfare and safety of all Jewish students,” following the discovery of the fliers at University College London and the universities of Glasgow, Cambridge and Edinburgh.
The fliers include references to Holocaust denier David Irving and US Professor Norman Finkelstein, a notorious anti-Israel activist and author of The Holocaust Industry, in which he wrote: “Much of the literature on Hitler’s Final Solution is worthless as scholarship. Indeed, the field of Holocaust studies is replete with nonsense, if not sheer fraud.”
The CST said Monday that there are also unconfirmed reports of similar literature being distributed at the London School of Economics.
UJS called the incidents “deeply concerning,” according to the Jewish News, and CST said it is working with the police on its investigation into them.
Antisemitic activity in the UK rose dramatically last year, as The Algemeiner reported, with assaults on Jewish university students and faculty nearly doubling from 2015.