SYMBOLOGY | THE TEN-EURO “GAON COIN” | ABUSE OF JEWISH PROJECTS | THE “FAKE LITVAK” INDUSTRY | HUMAN RIGHTS
Would Folks Outside Lithuania Suspect that New “Gaon of Vilna” Coin Seeks to Kosherize an Ultranationalist Symbol Beloved of Antisemitic Far Right?
Holocaust Survivors and their families in Lithuania are shocked. Rabbis and others protest.
A Crazy Old World?
Young Lithuanian human rights activist protests against proliferation of far-right and neo-Nazi symbols in vogue:
Meantime, a state agency (with a few elite J-quislings in tow) sneaks the symbol beloved of far right onto a “deflated menorah flowerpot” for new “combo Litvak coin” for 300th birthday of the Gaon of Vilna. Come and ask some everyday Lithuanian Jewish citizens how they feel about that. Coin features Lithuanian and Israeli Hebrew. Yiddish (originally advertised) is eliminated.
Speculators profiteer bigtime off the “once in a century con-coin” as official Jewish community asks if profiteering lay at the project’s heart.
The con-coin is selling for up to $1500 on ebay.