Carnival that showed Jews as vermin ‘not anti-Semitic,’ Jewish Belgian MP says

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Revellers dressed as Ultra-Orthodox Jews are pictured prior the start of the Aalst Carnival's on February 23, 2020, Aalst, Belgium. - The carnival of Aalst, in the Belgian Dutch speaking region of Flanders, was initially added to UNESCO's list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2010. In an unprecedented move, UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage said it was withdrawing the carnival "over recurring repetition of racist and anti-Semitic representations" at the event. (Photo by JAMES ARTHUR GEKIERE / AFP)

This week’s carnival procession in the Belgian town of Aalst, which featured Nazi uniforms, costumes of Jews as vermin and several other anti-Semitic tropes …

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