German celebrity chef shares antisemitic social posts

Attila Hildmann at a demonstration against the corona restrictions
in Berlin Central image / dpa
Berlin - A German celebrity chef has upped his output of antisemitic social media posts, including one suggesting that Chancellor Angela Merkel was appointed by “Zionists,” according to a German fact-checking blog.

Attila Hildmann, a vegan chef and author, has been publishing material that is rife with antisemitic canards, Volksverpetzer said.

Hildmann is among a handful of German celebrities who have drawn attention recently for promoting conspiracy myths, some involving Jews. They often blame Germany’s strict coronavirus lockdown measures on Jews.

In May, Hildmann told the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Antisemitism, which operates under the Jewish Community of Berlin organization, that the pandemic’s measures might be worse than Nazi-era atrocities.

Now blogger Thomas Laschyk has captured screenshots of Hildmann’s social media profile on the Telegram platform. Hildmann asked his followers questions such as “Who financed the Holocaust?” Possible answers were “the Japanese,” “the Zionists” or “the Arabs.”

Another question blames Jewish billionaire George Soros for financing the worldwide antifa movement.

Hildmann’s cookbooks have achieved national recognition and he has appeared on several German celebrity shows, including “Let’s Dance” and “Beat the Star.”

Source: JTA