Antisemitic TikTok video sparks rage, draws calls for better Holocaust education

An antisemitic video posted by a Quebec teen on TikTok is sparking anger in Montreal’s Jewish community.

“I was speechless. That hit home for me,” said Lauren Lieberman, a Jewish woman from Montreal.

“I think enough is enough. Jewish people are targeted every single day and everyone is silent about it.”

A recent trend on TikTok has users asking others to show them they are something, without actually explicitly saying it.

This time, it was, “tell me you’re Jewish without telling me you’re Jewish.”

A TikToker who says he’s 18 years old and from Quebec responded with a reference to the ovens of concentration camps.

“My grandparents were in the Holocaust. I went on the march of the living, I hold it very close to my heart,” said Lieberman.

Lieberman, who has a sizeable social media following herself, denounced the video to her Instagram followers. In doing so she pointed to other offensive online trends, including a series of TikTok videos in which teens were dressing up like concentration camp prisoners.

“They’re young and they think it’s OK. They think it’s a joke, and that’s why I think that everyone needs to be educated on World War Two,” she told Global News.

Source: Global news