This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Poland: Wroclaw residents react to 'ban on entry to Jews' hostel banner02:41

Poland: Wroclaw residents react to 'ban on entry to Jews' hostel banner

Poland, Wroclaw
November 27, 2017 at 09:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

SOT, Local (Polish): "I think so, too. We live in the 21st century."

SOT, Local (Polish): "These are racist, xenophobic words. It's a scandal."

SOT, Local (Polish): "It doesn't work for us. In the past, Poles were also victims of persecutions during the war, and we also drew some conclusions from the past."

SOT, Local (Polish): "He should face the consequences."

SOT, Reporter (Polish): "And we are not normal?"

SOT, Local (Polish): "I think that is so."

SOT, Local (Polish): "Poles also emigrate. We also do not want to be rejected in other countries."

SOT, Reporter (Polish): "Do you think Poland should be for the Poles?

SOT, Local (Polish): "[Poland for all] besides Muslims. I don't want them here. Even though I do not support Kaczynski, and I don't like him, but what he does against Muslims is so."

SOT, Reporter (Polish): "And what about other nationalities?"

SOT, Local (Polish): "I don't mind [about other nationalities]. But I have slight claims, because there are too many Ukrainians in Poland in my opinion. But they are integrating with us at least a little."

Wroclaw locals shared their opinions, Sunday, about a banner carrying a hateful message that appeared recently on the gates of a hostel in the nearby village of Cesarzowice. The banner, seen on social media, read as follows: “Polish House – ban on entry to Jews, communists and all thieves and traitors of Poland.” It has since been removed by police.

"These are racist, xenophobic words. It's a scandal," said one woman in Wroclaw. "He should face the consequences," said another woman of the hostel's owner.

Another resident expressed disbelief at the banner. "But if it already has a place, we should punish such actions. It should be an effective punishment," he stated.

Another man commented: "in a normal country such things do not take place [...] I think we live in an abnormal country."

Media reports state that the hostel, 'Dom Polski,' is owned by a leader of the extremist National Radical Camp, Piotr Rybak. On November 11, 2015, Poland’s Independence Day, the National Radical Camp held a march in Wroclaw that featured racist banners and the burning of an effigy of an Orthodox Jew at the hands of Rybak.

Following numerous appeals, Rybak was sentenced to jail for inciting hatred during the rally. His sentence was reduced to three months partial house arrest, but later reverted to a jail-term after he violated the terms of his detention by taking part in a nationalist march.

Poland: Wroclaw residents react to 'ban on entry to Jews' hostel banner02:41
No Account? Sign up!
Description

SOT, Local (Polish): "I think so, too. We live in the 21st century."

SOT, Local (Polish): "These are racist, xenophobic words. It's a scandal."

SOT, Local (Polish): "It doesn't work for us. In the past, Poles were also victims of persecutions during the war, and we also drew some conclusions from the past."

SOT, Local (Polish): "He should face the consequences."

SOT, Reporter (Polish): "And we are not normal?"

SOT, Local (Polish): "I think that is so."

SOT, Local (Polish): "Poles also emigrate. We also do not want to be rejected in other countries."

SOT, Reporter (Polish): "Do you think Poland should be for the Poles?

SOT, Local (Polish): "[Poland for all] besides Muslims. I don't want them here. Even though I do not support Kaczynski, and I don't like him, but what he does against Muslims is so."

SOT, Reporter (Polish): "And what about other nationalities?"

SOT, Local (Polish): "I don't mind [about other nationalities]. But I have slight claims, because there are too many Ukrainians in Poland in my opinion. But they are integrating with us at least a little."

Wroclaw locals shared their opinions, Sunday, about a banner carrying a hateful message that appeared recently on the gates of a hostel in the nearby village of Cesarzowice. The banner, seen on social media, read as follows: “Polish House – ban on entry to Jews, communists and all thieves and traitors of Poland.” It has since been removed by police.

"These are racist, xenophobic words. It's a scandal," said one woman in Wroclaw. "He should face the consequences," said another woman of the hostel's owner.

Another resident expressed disbelief at the banner. "But if it already has a place, we should punish such actions. It should be an effective punishment," he stated.

Another man commented: "in a normal country such things do not take place [...] I think we live in an abnormal country."

Media reports state that the hostel, 'Dom Polski,' is owned by a leader of the extremist National Radical Camp, Piotr Rybak. On November 11, 2015, Poland’s Independence Day, the National Radical Camp held a march in Wroclaw that featured racist banners and the burning of an effigy of an Orthodox Jew at the hands of Rybak.

Following numerous appeals, Rybak was sentenced to jail for inciting hatred during the rally. His sentence was reduced to three months partial house arrest, but later reverted to a jail-term after he violated the terms of his detention by taking part in a nationalist march.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
01:54
Belarus: Protesters detained at anti-govt 'Justice March' in Minsk Belarus: Protesters detained at anti-govt 'Justice March' in Minsk
September 20, 2020 at 21:14 GMT -00:00
02:31
Germany: Thousands rally against coronavirus restrictions in DusseldorfGermany: Thousands rally against coronavirus restrictions in Dusseldorf
September 20, 2020 at 14:54 GMT -00:00
02:49
USA: Extinction Rebellion stage protest in memory of those killed in West Coast firesUSA: Extinction Rebellion stage protest in memory of those killed in West Coast fires
September 21, 2020 at 04:29 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:56
Spain: 'I wish him all the best' – Zidane on Bale's departure ahead of Real Madrid's La Liga debutSpain: 'I wish him all the best' – Zidane on Bale's departure ahead of Real Madrid's La Liga debut
September 19, 2020 at 23:21 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:09
UK: Moving to Chelsea was ‘hard decision’ - Werner after rejecting LiverpoolUK: Moving to Chelsea was ‘hard decision’ - Werner after rejecting Liverpool
September 16, 2020 at 15:59 GMT -00:00
02:32
Greece: Migrants search for belongings in burned Moria CampGreece: Migrants search for belongings in burned Moria Camp
September 21, 2020 at 00:24 GMT -00:00
00:12
Greece: Fire engulfs Vathy migrant reception centre in Samos islandGreece: Fire engulfs Vathy migrant reception centre in Samos island
September 20, 2020 at 23:04 GMT -00:00
04:32
Remote working during COVID? Japanese firm creates soundproof isolation booth for homesRemote working during COVID? Japanese firm creates soundproof isolation booth for homes
September 21, 2020 at 09:05 GMT -00:00
02:50
France: 'Refugees are not criminals' - Paris pro-migrant demo demands EU reformsFrance: 'Refugees are not criminals' - Paris pro-migrant demo demands EU reforms
September 20, 2020 at 22:33 GMT -00:00
02:17
Spain: Madrid residents protest against selective confinement and coronavirus restrictions Spain: Madrid residents protest against selective confinement and coronavirus restrictions
September 20, 2020 at 16:01 GMT -00:00
03:25
Iran: Tehran locals react to Washington reimposing UN sanctions on countryIran: Tehran locals react to Washington reimposing UN sanctions on country
September 20, 2020 at 09:40 GMT -00:00
05:46
German inventor pedals past taboos with bicycle hearse in OldenburgGerman inventor pedals past taboos with bicycle hearse in Oldenburg
September 20, 2020 at 18:24 GMT -00:00
04:06
Germany: Thousands march in Berlin in support of Moria migrantsGermany: Thousands march in Berlin in support of Moria migrants
September 20, 2020 at 18:40 GMT -00:00
01:13
Belarus: Drone footage captures thousands of opposition protesters marching through MinskBelarus: Drone footage captures thousands of opposition protesters marching through Minsk
September 20, 2020 at 15:52 GMT -00:00
05:00
Idle tour buses turned into giant maze in TokyoIdle tour buses turned into giant maze in Tokyo
September 19, 2020 at 17:48 GMT -00:00
02:05
Israel: Streets on fire as ultra-Orthodox protest against COVID restrictions hits Bnei BrakIsrael: Streets on fire as ultra-Orthodox protest against COVID restrictions hits Bnei Brak
September 21, 2020 at 03:03 GMT -00:00
03:00
Israel: Several arrested at anti-govt. demo in JerusalemIsrael: Several arrested at anti-govt. demo in Jerusalem
September 21, 2020 at 01:38 GMT -00:00
03:37
Belarus: Thousands gather for opposition rally in Minsk Belarus: Thousands gather for opposition rally in Minsk
September 20, 2020 at 14:58 GMT -00:00
02:20
USA: BLM protesters burn US flag during Portland demoUSA: BLM protesters burn US flag during Portland demo
September 20, 2020 at 16:54 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:10
Russia: Aerobatic team sets world record as Yak-52 aircrafts perform 11 dead loopsRussia: Aerobatic team sets world record as Yak-52 aircrafts perform 11 dead loops
September 21, 2020 at 17:51 GMT -00:00
02:08
Germany: 'We have space!' - Thousands call for more migrants to be taken in at Berlin demoGermany: 'We have space!' - Thousands call for more migrants to be taken in at Berlin demo
September 20, 2020 at 17:12 GMT -00:00
03:53
Greece: Migrants decry poor conditions at new Kara Tepe campGreece: Migrants decry poor conditions at new Kara Tepe camp
September 20, 2020 at 15:32 GMT -00:00
02:40
UK: Police make arrests at central London protest against COVID measuresUK: Police make arrests at central London protest against COVID measures
September 19, 2020 at 20:00 GMT -00:00
View all videos