Man evicted for anti-Semitic abuse

August 24, 2012 Agencies
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A Melbourne man who taunted his neighbours with anti-Semitic abuse was evicted from his apartment in Caulfield.

Adam Schipkie, 28, was ordered out by VCAT yesterday after residents, including some Jews, complained.

One man, the son of Auschwitz survivors who did not wish to be identified, said he worried about retaliation. “He knows where we live,” Melbourne’s Herald Sun quoted him as saying.

Some residents said cars had been scratched with a swastika. But Schipkie blamed his acquaintances and said it was they who had scraed his neighbours.

“I’m not a neo-Nazi,” he told the newspaper.

Nina Bassat, the president of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, said: “In a country which prides itself in its multiculturalism, it is regrettable that people should experience anti-Semitism and racial abuse.

Both Jewish Care and the Anti-Defamation Commission will be looking into the incident today.

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One Response to “Man evicted for anti-Semitic abuse”
  1. Rita says:

    Good. I wish there were more such evictions – on a grander scale too.

    Now I try quotation marks: “Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, grow, grow.”~ The Talmud

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