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Anti-Semitic Christmas carol about burning Jews sung on Romanian TV

A Roman­ian pub­lic tele­vi­sion chan­nel broad­cast a Christ­mas carol with vir­u­lently anti-Semitic lyrics.

Dur­ing the Decem­ber 6 live broad­cast, a Roman­ian folk ensem­ble, Dor Tran­sil­van, sang the Christ­mas carol whose lyrics included, “A beau­ti­ful child was born / His name was Jesus Christ / All the world wor­ships Him / But the kikes / Damn kikes / Holy God would not leave the kike alive / Either in the sky or on the Earth / Only in the chim­ney as smoke / This is what the kike is good for / To make kike smoke through the chim­ney on the street.”

ADL’s affil­i­ate in Roma­nia, MCA Roma­nia, wrote to Pres­i­dent Tra­ian Basecu and Prime Min­is­ter Vic­tor Ponta, call­ing on those respon­si­ble for such anti-Semitism broad­cast on state tele­vi­sion to be held to account.   The let­ter noted that no one reacted to the anti-Semitism and the show’s host said at the end of the per­for­mance: “Thank you very much for the carol! Thank you very much for the carol!”

MCA Roma­nia also pointed out that sev­eral months prior, state-owned Radio Roma­nia had broad­cast a pro­gram that praised Romania’s Nazi-allied WWII leader Mar­shal Ion Antonescu and the anti-Semitic Legion­naire Move­ment and included a Holo­caust denial statement.

On Decem­ber 11, Roman­ian Pub­lic Tele­vi­sion Chan­nel 3, which had broad­cast the Christ­mas carol per­for­mance live as part of its show on win­ter reli­gious tra­di­tions in Roman­ian vil­lages, issued an apol­ogy, express­ing “deep regret” for the carol with “anti-Semitic expressions.”

On Decem­ber 12, For­eign Min­is­ter Titus Cor­latean said, “I pub­licly express my legit­i­mate expec­ta­tion that the rel­e­vant insti­tu­tions, the National Audio­vi­sual Coun­cil (CNA), the National Coun­cil against Dis­crim­i­na­tion (CNCD), the Gen­eral Prosecutor’s Office, as well as the spe­cial­ized com­mit­tees of Par­lia­ment will take the nec­es­sary mea­sures and inves­ti­gate, pun­ish and pre­vent” such situations.

The National Audio­vi­sual Coun­cil sub­se­quently fined the TV sta­tion 50,000 lei, about $15,500.

  • harry richards


    • Eli­aho

      Harry, your mama must be a Roman­ian. Oh boy when I was in Dubai, Roma­ni­ans were the best to please an Arab sheik.

  • Mario Augusto Puga Valera

    What? Have those morons noticed that their Mes­siah is a “kike” him­self?
    Not to men­tion, anti­semitism really seems to be on the rise.

  • DR

    The Nean­derthals of East­ern Europe will not let go of their anti­semitism, anti-gay, anti-immigrant lean­ings for at least another cen­tury. They project their hate for the same rea­sons as the Tea Party in the US does — it makes them feel safe from what they fear/don’t understand.

    • Muie Cula­maie

      Maybe wrong . The pro­ducer of this show is Adrian Rozen­berg (mozaic ori­gin) Strange sit­u­a­tion . A Jew pro­ducer of a show that is anti-Semitic?

      • avi­vadiva

        Excuse me but last names do not indi­cate hered­ity. Nei­ther does facial fea­tures. That is racist. This is the kind of igno­rance that per­pet­u­ates racists and their actions. But now that the cel­e­bra­tion of the birth of a Jew­ish boy is just around the cor­ner, Chris­tians should remem­ber that Saint Joan of Arc –who was burned at the stake by Chris­tians– was a Chris­t­ian prophet­ess. Oh how peo­ple love to be self-righteous!

    • AC

      How do you get the Tea Party mixed into this? Tea Party (Tax Enough Already) does not like the Pres­i­dent because his incom­pe­tence not his race. At the same time most of them show more reli­able sup­port to Israel than Obama. I think your post shows more igno­rance and fear of what you do not under­stand than 99% of the Tea Party. Happy Holy­days and stew­ing in your ignorance

  • zohar­freiberg