Get the Trolls Out! responds to antisemitic incidents in the media with cartoons pricking holes in negative rhetoric and ridiculous claims.
This cartoon, by the political cartoonist Ruben Oppenheimer, has been made to respond to the ‘Hitler was Right’ poster plastered on the Birmingham University campus two weeks ago.
The student Izzy Lenga photographed the poster and posted it on her Twitter account to show people who don’t think antisemitism isn’t a serious issue the proof that antisemitism is still alive in the British society. After her tweet, Izzy Lenga was attacked by trolls sending her abusive tweets and antisemitic offences.
The university has reported the incident of the poster to the police, which has been investigating to identify who is responsible.
This is not an isolated case. The hashtag #Hitlerwasright is shared daily on Twitter, together with insults against the Jews or celebrations of white nationalism.
Hungarian cartoonist Gábor Pápai reacted to an antisemitic incident at the Hungarian Academy of Arts, where civil rights activist Márton Gulyás protested against a new bill and was removed from the stage.
In the night between the 9th and the 10th of November 1938 a wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms took place throughtout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops.
Antisemitism, however, did not stop with World War II.
It is still alive today.
This cartoon has been drawn for Get The Trolls Out! by the political cartoonist and author Polyp.