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Turkish Youth in Holland: Hitler Should Have Killed All the Jews (video)

Korkut says that discussions of killing Jews is practically as common in Turkey as are discussions of killing rodents or invasive plants in other parts of the world.
Turkish Muslim immigrants in Holland

Turkish Muslim immigrants in Holland

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A television interview of young Turkish Muslim immigrants eagerly discussing their hatred of Jews was aired in February on a television station in Holland. Dutch audiences did not initially react, but after the Finnish media site Tundra Tabloids put English subtitles on a video of it this week, people elsewhere have begun to take notice.

The video is one of an interview by a PhD student, Mehmet Sahin, with a group of Muslim Turkish immigrant high school boys.

Sahin’s goal is to determine how “indoctrinated” with hatred towards Jews (and others) Turkish immigrant youth are, and whether the indoctrination can be reversed.  Sahin is a student at VU university in Amsterdam.

The clip opens after the session has already begun. The topic is Anne Frank, and one boy says she was murdered in WWII.  Another one of the boys yells out: “No!  She died from Typhus after the war ended.”

Then a lanky red-haired boy smilingly shares the first of his many statements appreciative of Hitler’s goals, methods and success:

“I am satisfied with what Hitler did with the Jews.”

The interview is just over six minutes long, but a lot of hate is packed into those six minutes.

When pressed to give a reason for their hatred, the boys state as fact that Jews “killed millions of Palestinians in Gaza,” and that Jews “steal other people’s country.”

From a psychological perspective, it is fascinating to watch as one adult in the room tries to explain to the boys that Hitler wanted to kill the Jews because they “looked different,” and that “there were not many Muslims in Europe then, but otherwise…,” obviously shepherding them towards  identifying with the victims, rather than the villain.

No, the boys insist that “Hitler must have had a reason.”

Later on, the boys resist Sahin’s disbelief that they could be happy Hitler killed so many innocent victims.  Their challenge: “you don’t know if they were innocent.”   Sahin again tries to help them identify with the victims, explaining that “Hitler was very clear, that they [the Jews] didn’t match with the Aryan race.  That was their ‘fault.’” Again, the response: “Hitler must have had a reason to hate the Jews.”

Kenneth Sikorski, editor of Tundra Tabloids, wrote that after the interview aired on Dutch television, there was no response until a well known Dutch journalist, Alma Drayer, wrote in a column that she found it scandalous there had been no outrage.

According to Sikorski, Drayer wrote in the Dutch publication Trouw

if Dutch youngsters had said on television that it would have been a good thing had all Muslims been slaughtered, including little babies, there would have been massive reactions about how horrible this was.

Dutch pro-Muslim organizations would probably have organized a demonstration in which prominent leftists would also have marched.

She concluded that Jew hatred in the Netherlands is back where it had been before the Holocaust.

Ege Berk Korkut, a Turkish observer of the change in attitude by Turks towards Israel and the Jews, spoke with The Jewish Press about the escalating levels of anti-Semitism in Turkey today.

Korkut is from Izmir, the “most modern city in Turkey – extremely modern, women can walk on the streets safely at night, and very few of the people voted for Erdogan.” Korkut estimates that in Izmir, less than a majority of the people are anti-Semitic, but “in the rest of Turkey, the percentages are more like 80 percent.”

Korkut told The Jewish Press that he regularly hears people praise Hitler.  “Do not worry, Israel will be destroyed one day, and the day is near that all Jews will pay,” is also something he hears often.  He says that discussions of killing Jews is practically as common in Turkey as are discussions of killing rodents or invasive plants in other parts of the world.

Towards the end of the session with the Turkish Dutch immigrants, one boy matter of factly states: “I hate Jews.  I can’t get that thought out of my head. Period.”  He and the other boys admitted they don’t know any, but don’t see that as an obstacle to saying what they think about Jews.  “It’s freedom of speech,” they explain.

Sahin tells them he is positive he will succeed in getting that and similar thoughts out of their heads. But in response, the boys make a bet of 50 Euros (about $65) that Sahin will fail.  All the boys feel the same way, and make the same challenge to Sahin.  They shake his hand to seal the bet, confident that their hatred is unshakeable.

The hatred of the boys is less alarming, although it has garnered all the attention outside of Holland, than the fact that such an interview aired on Dutch television and no one said anything about it for more than a week.  It is likely Ms. Drayer of Trouw underestimated the kind of response such an interview about hatred of and support for killing Muslims would have generated.  Think of the response to the airing of the cheap video “Innocence of Muslims.”

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About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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34 Responses to “Turkish Youth in Holland: Hitler Should Have Killed All the Jews (video)”

  1. Kim McCoy says:

    Brainwashed by their parents …. people need to think for them selves and seek truth. This is so sad

  2. You go first – to hell of course.

  3. So much energy spent on hate.. Pray for them.

  4. one of the cretins is hearing anti semitic voices in his head. the others are just low intellect borderline morons. their tv is worse than ours.

  5. yes well Holland has been invaded by muslims so far as the Dutch government has issued a warning to the muslim, either learn to speak Dutch and take on their customs or go home, as now some of their own citizens feel unwelcome in their own country. as for before the holocaust Holland had very little warning that Hitler was invading the country, though there were rumors.

  6. Daniel Frank Katz says:


    How can you hate someone you don't know or never met?

  7. Arja Bergman says:

    This is horrible! How do people allow this kind of speaking in public? :(

  8. Shoshi Kasa says:

    I'm proud of you Ege Berk Korkut! Keep up with the good work. Your a ray of light in that sea of darkness.

  9. I want these monsters, these satanists OUT OF MY COUNTRY! NOW!

  10. Swej Kcuf says:

    evil G_D hashem and the creation of that cancerous boil and venom of judaism is wrong… that evil Torah teaching of hate and inbreeding of talomudic venom is the norm for your evil kind.. Hitler's army has so many jews and that holoHOAX was a lie of your hasbara.. please make aliyah and we shall teach you too how to be number 1 in israHELL or abroad in diasporah.

  11. Swej Kcuf says:

    simple ask a hebrew

  12. Swej Kcuf says:

    I guess saying in in private would be much better ? then join your friendly local brothel of a syngogue and you shall see

  13. Swej Kcuf says:

    you must be confused little hebrew where is "your" country?

  14. Aviva Fort says:

    Stanley Beck Lea Rachel Beck-ben Avraham Dmitri Chi Masha Kasper.

  15. We are dealing with a barbarism on a level which is unfathomable to most westerners, except to those who are hard core leftists and Islamists to boot. Therefore, educating the public must be primary, and then plans to beat them back must become actionable – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/13/islam-blood-a-groundbreaking-policy-paper-contained-herein-the-world-stands-on-a-precipice-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki-109/.

    As to the proper Jewish response, well, something aligned within – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/03/03/an-authentic-jewish-response-to-an-anti-semitic-skit-at-the-oscars-what-lessons-can-be-learned-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/.

    No time to lose.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/.

  16. Yehuda Alan says:

    You are justifying their behavior.

  17. Yehuda Alan says:

    You are justifying their behavior.

  18. Yehuda Alan says:

    Doesn't matter what they call themselves. Hate is hate.

  19. Yehuda Alan says:

    Doesn't matter what they call themselves. Hate is hate.

  20. Yehuda Alan says:

    You have to get over the why they hate. They just do. Now you need to think about what you are going to do to defend yourself in case they take it to the next level because they will if they get the chance to.

  21. He is not justifying, he is excusing… Instead of being terrified that muslims are nurturing next generations of people that will make peace impossible not only between Jews and palestinians, but between muslims and the rest of the world…

  22. In public? They are incouraged to do that, they get praised….
    How come Israel is being forced to make peace wilt likes of them?

  23. Shahram David Dadfarin says:

    all muslims are raised this way from childhood. their parents ,schools, media, society in muslim countries give a very bad picture to jews. in shiaite religion they are not allowed to have food while dos or jews are present and this has nothing to do with israel or politics its just their belief just like jews keeping the kashrut laws.

  24. boycott all turkish products.

  25. i hope you can accomplish this

  26. BOYCOTT ALL TURKISH PRODUCTS.

  27. I have resigned from the metuchen edison clegy association. I AM A PAST PRESIDENT. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

    HATIKVAH has been included in every service since I created interfaith holocaust services in 1974 with no objection. N0 ONE HAS EVER WALKED out, sat down OR OBJECTED until recently. With Israel and Jews being attacked throughout the world, I PERSONALLY will and have fought to keep it in. We are living in a world where anti-SEMITISM is rampant especially in Europe where JEWS ARE FLEEING IN MASS to Israel and other countries. Everyone is entitled to their OWN opinion , I stand by mine. Another Holocaust is on the horizon. A nuclear extremist muslim regime would like nothing better than the complete destruction of Israel and if you listen to Morsi all Jews should perish.
    I will be the keynote speaker at another Holocaust event that evening. I refuse to compromise my beliefs or allow the Hatikvah to be disgraced. I am taking my highway to what I believe in. Rabbi DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  28. I have resigned from the metuchen edison clegy association. I AM A PAST PRESIDENT. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

    HATIKVAH has been included in every service since I created interfaith holocaust services in 1974 with no objection. N0 ONE HAS EVER WALKED out, sat down OR OBJECTED until recently. With Israel and Jews being attacked throughout the world, I PERSONALLY will and have fought to keep it in. We are living in a world where anti-SEMITISM is rampant especially in Europe where JEWS ARE FLEEING IN MASS to Israel and other countries. Everyone is entitled to their OWN opinion , I stand by mine. Another Holocaust is on the horizon. A nuclear extremist muslim regime would like nothing better than the complete destruction of Israel and if you listen to Morsi all Jews should perish.
    I will be the keynote speaker at another Holocaust event that evening. I refuse to compromise my beliefs or allow the Hatikvah to be disgraced. I am taking my highway to what I believe in. Rabbi DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  29. I have resigned from the metuchen edison clegy association. I AM A PAST PRESIDENT. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

    HATIKVAH has been included in every service since I created interfaith holocaust services in 1974 with no objection. N0 ONE HAS EVER WALKED out, sat down OR OBJECTED until recently. With Israel and Jews being attacked throughout the world, I PERSONALLY will and have fought to keep it in. We are living in a world where anti-SEMITISM is rampant especially in Europe where JEWS ARE FLEEING IN MASS to Israel and other countries. Everyone is entitled to their OWN opinion , I stand by mine. Another Holocaust is on the horizon. A nuclear extremist muslim regime would like nothing better than the complete destruction of Israel and if you listen to Morsi all Jews should perish.
    I will be the keynote speaker at another Holocaust event that evening. I refuse to compromise my beliefs or allow the Hatikvah to be disgraced. I am taking my highway to what I believe in. Rabbi DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

  30. I have resigned from the metuchen edison clegy association. I AM A PAST PRESIDENT. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

    HATIKVAH has been included in every service since I created interfaith holocaust services in 1974 with no objection. N0 ONE HAS EVER WALKED out, sat down OR OBJECTED until recently. With Israel and Jews being attacked throughout the world, I PERSONALLY will and have fought to keep it in. We are living in a world where anti-SEMITISM is rampant especially in Europe where JEWS ARE FLEEING IN MASS to Israel and other countries. Everyone is entitled to their OWN opinion , I stand by mine. Another Holocaust is on the horizon. A nuclear extremist muslim regime would like nothing better than the complete destruction of Israel and if you listen to Morsi all Jews should perish.
    I will be the keynote speaker at another Holocaust event that evening. I refuse to compromise my beliefs or allow the Hatikvah to be disgraced. I am taking my highway to what I believe in. Rabbi DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

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