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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Comfort of Exile...



Jewish tourist booted from Belgian cafe for wearing Kippa
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.
Speaks for itself.

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1 Comments:

  • At 5:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    vafriend of mine send me this info, i pass on to you. he says the JTA
    story was NOT accurate....i wonder if you can add this update to your
    blog. antisem is real, but in this case, the man was a goofball, i
    think,.....maybe.....

    dont' always bnelieve what you read, myfriends says, and my friends is
    a son of arabbi from NYC.

    KEY HERE; *****Contacted by 'Joods Actueel', the owner of Le Panier d'Or
    acknowledged that Kalmann was kicked out. He said he was ready to
    apologize but added that the client had a "strange behaviour." The
    restaurants in the area spoke rather of a quarrel about "outrageous
    prices."

    Ellen Goldstein, Brooklyn

    pass on please FWD to HJEWISH C l boggers



    http://news.aol.com/photos/_p/marcel-kalmann/20080206121909990005

    http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/24140

    ANTWERP (EJP)---The Mayor of the Belgian city of Bruges has asked for
    an inquiry after an American Jewish tourist was ousted from a
    café-restaurant because he was wearing a kippa or skullcap. OR WAS IT
    ARGUMENT ABOUT MONEY FIRST?

    On a visit to Bruges two weeks ago, Marcel Kalmann, a 64-year-old US
    professor, entered Le Panier d'Or, a renowned café-restaurant located
    on the main city square, to have a coffee.
    When the waiter saw his kippa under his hat, he told him to get out.
    "We are not serving Jews, out of here," he allegedly shouted.
    In shock, the man went to another café nearby where the owners helped
    him to call police. An operator told him that police patrols do not go
    out for such cases and advised him to call on a police station.

    According to the account given by Kalmann to "Joods Actueel", a Jewish
    magazine in Antwerp, at the police station a policeman first made
    clear that he didn't believe his story. ******

    Later, an officer indicated that a complaint can only be stated in
    Flemish and not in English, adding erroneously that anti-Semitic
    offense doesn't exist in Belgian law.

    An angry Kalmann told the magazine that he is planning to lodge a
    complaint against the owner of the café-restaurant and against the
    police.

    *****Contacted by 'Joods Actueel', the owner of Le Panier d'Or
    acknowledged that Kalmann was kicked out. He said he was ready to
    apologize but added that the client had a "strange behaviour." The
    restaurants in the area spoke rather of a quarrel about "outrageous
    prices."

    Patrick Monaert, Mayor of Bruges, has asked police for an inquiry and
    apologized to Kalmann for the "inadequate behaviours" which, he said,
    "are contrary to the welcoming image the city intends to give."

    The Jewish community in Antwerp was all the more outraged and moved by
    this anti-Semitic incident that Kalmann was born in Auschwitz three
    days before the liberation of the Nazi camp by the Russian army.

    Around 40,000 Jews live in Belgium, mainly in the capital Brussels and Antwerp.

    -----------------

    POSTER: :I've just read on Engage thatt his story is not true. Does
    anybody know anything about it?"



    February 11, 2008 10:34 AM
    Anonymous said...

    I am following this story. It appears that the Professor was angry
    about the high prices and started arguing with the waiter about the
    money......and THIS is what led to his being kicked out, not his
    Jewish religion or his yarmulke......and being born in SS camp had
    nothing to do with this. He might be a liar. There are good Jews and
    there are bad Jews. Like all people. he might be a crazy kind of guy.
    check into this.


    KEY HERE:

    since they charged him 3 times the going rate for coffee, he probabluy
    became angry, as Americans do and started crying . he is an old man,
    after all, this had nothing to do with being Jewish...A

    Joods Actueel contacted him and he didn't deny that he kicked out the
    man, but said ***he did so because the man acted peculiarly. ****

    Realizing that there might be consequences the waiter said that he was
    willing to apologize to the professor if he would so wish.


    Sir,
    you got the news wrong. this man was angry that the price of coffee in
    this five star restaurant was very high, for all people, and he got
    angry and made a stink and that is why he was kicked out. Not because
    he was a Jew or wearing a kippa. Get the facts correct before you JUMP
    to conclusions. i might also ask of you, sir, what is wrong with your
    world, that you JUMP so quick without finding out the truth of this
    sad story. the man was a crazy old skunk who was angry about money.
    MONEY! not about his yarmulke at all, have you never heard of Jews
    like that?


    The story should have been reported:

    Marcel Kalmann, a 64-year-old US professor, told the Antwerp Jewish
    magazine Joods Actueel that he was ejected from the renowned
    restaurant Le Panier d'Or in Bruges after he became angry about the
    high price of coffee the waiter was charging him.

    When the waiter saw his yarmulke under his cap, he used this detail to
    call the man a Jew, but that was not the reason the man became angry
    in the first place.

    this story has been blown completely out of proportion, the man was a
    jerk. and acted like an Ugly American, not like a Jew. his religion
    had nothing to do with it

    check the facts. o i forgot, facts are not important anymore. pure
    emotion is all that counts. esp in regard to antisem, which
    is real

     

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