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Turkish youth in Arnhem/NL speak out

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Jul 8, 2013 at 18:16

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko0qlTMAAd8

The video shows a talk between a group of Turkish-Dutch youth and a Turkish-Dutch social worker. The Dutch NOS evening news broadcasted a fragment at the time, I recall.

Mehmet Sahin is an active social worker in the Dutch city of Arnhem. He tries to approach the youngsters with the life-experience of Anne Frank. Here's a link to Dutch website of the tv-channel NTR referring to the broadcast:

http://programma.ntr.nl/10567/onbevoegd-gezag/archief/detail/aflevering/6000003897/Mehmet--Sahin-'Kennis-is-macht'-

At 00:39 into the video the youths expose antisemitsm:

"aan de ene kant, wat Hitler met de Joden heeft gedaan, zeg maar, ben ik wel mee tevreden, moet ik eerlijk zeggen."

In English:

"on one hand, what Hitler has done with the Jews, you know(*), I am really content with that , I must honestly say."

(*) the Dutch "zeg maar" is a meaningless fill-in

The conversation reveals more antisemitism as it continues.

Maybe someone Dutch can provide a full transcript or point to an existing one. As a German I am born with the task to translate the historic German texts whenever I am at memorials, say the Anna Frank house. That task is big enough. I leave the antisemitism in the Netherlands to the Dutch.

I can hardly imagine what Jewish children in the Netherlands felt like when they watched this on the evening news without any warning.

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