A man chased me down the road shouting 'Hitler didn’t finish his job properly'. In the wake of Jeremy Corbyn's suspension, here's what anti-Semitism really feels like

A man chased me down the road shouting 'Hitler didn’t finish his job properly'. In the wake of Jeremy Corbyn's suspension, here's what anti-Semitism really feels like

GlamourMagazine·2020-10-29 11:02

Former Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the Labour party and had his whip removed, following his comments earlier today after a damning report into anti-Semitism in the Labour party – under his leadership – was published. Here, Hilary Freeman, a 49-year-old journalist and author who lives in Camden with her partner and daughter, shares the shocking realities of experiencing anti-Semitism on her own doorstep in London. At seven years old, I had my first taste of antisemitism. While playing out in a street in Wembley, North London with my little brother, a group of children shouted at us from the opposite side of the road. “Oy, are you Jewish?” they taunted, probably recognising our Jewish primary school uniforms. I bristled. Then came the killer line: “Jews are dirty and mean.”

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