Cambridge students have spoken out in support of their Jewish peers following the discovery of flyers supporting Holocaust denier David Irving found on car windscreens at the University of Cambridge’s Sidgwick lecture site, and of two swastikas drawn on a map on Jesus Green. The flyers attacked the film Denial and Jews’ account of the Holocaust, which they claimed were a “demonstrably false” Jewish lie.
Cambridgeshire Constabulary is investigating and the university has arranged patrols of staff to look for and remove any further flyers.
Meanwhile, the Austrian, Belgian, European, French, German, Hellenic, Hungarian, Irish, Dutch, Italian, Luxembourg, Polish, Russian, and Scandinavian Societies signed a joint statement decrying antisemitism and declaring solidarity with Jewish students. The Students’ Union’s Black and Minority Ethnic Campaign demanded that the incidents “should be dealt promptly and with the utmost seriousness”.
In November last year, three Jewish students were assaulted in an antisemitic attack, but the University refused to reveal the outcome of its investigations to the victims.