This is in “celebration” of what they are calling “Israel Apartheid Week.” Last year, the group went around campus goose-stepping and performing mock Nazi salutes in front of Jewish students.
Via Jerusalem Post.
Jewish students at Wits University in Johannesburg have reacted with shock and disdain after posters and flyers depicting world-renown Holocaust victim Anne Frank dressed in a Palestinian scarf circulated around the campus, as part of an Israel-Apartheid Week campaign taking place this week.
According to one of the flyers, the picture was designed as part of the Palestinian Solidarity Committee’s #Flyers50Campaign. An explanation written on the pamphlet said: “This is a flyer that depicts Anne Frank wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh. It draws attention to the fact that the same racism, hardship and oppression that was faced by Jews during the Nazi times is repeated in modern times,” alleging that Israel’s “occupation” is as bad as the Holocaust.
The flyers were stuck on the walls of well-known public areas at the campus.
The shock went beyond Wits, with students and members of the Jewish community reacting on social media. One student said that such action is “an insult to Anne Frank’s memory”; another called the Palestinian Solidarity Committee “barbarians.” Others accused the group of “distorting history to fit their own political agenda,” adding that “using Anne Frank, a Jewish Holocaust victim, to promote a blatantly antisemitic agenda is as low as it gets.”
The South African Union of Jewish Students issued a statement saying that it had noted “with disgust that the Wits PSC [Palestinian Solidarity Committee] are circulating flyers depicting Anne Frank in a Palestinian scarf. Their aim in doing so is clearly both to draw attention to their ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ (IAW) propaganda campaign against Israel while at the same time causing maximum offense to Wits Jewish students.”….