Pig’s Head in Bellevue Hill

December 26, 2011 by J-Wire Staff
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A pig’s head, a traditional Eastern European sign of anti-Semitism, has been found in a tree outside a small exclusive block of flats in the Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill.

Of the five residents in the block, two are Jewish and a third Jewish-born. One of the owners spotted the head tied to the branch of the tree as she exited the block on the weekend.

Calls to the police and the State Emergency Services failed to get a response with replies stating that it was not in their domain.

The resident, who declined to be named, told J-Wire: “I also complained to Woollahara Council. In the meantime, a friend cut it down and the Council arrived, even though it was Crhistmas Day, to take it away”.

A spokesperson for the Community Security Group told J-Wire: “It was no doubt a lack of education which prompted Rose Bay Police Station’s response and we will act on this. This is not first time a pig’s head has been placed outside buildings with Jewish connections. Fortunately, it is a very rare occurrence.”

The resident told J-Wire she was unaware of any possible reason the head was placed in the tree.

Peter Wertheim, executive director of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, told J-Wire: “Despite the general goodwill that prevails at this time of the year, Christmas and Easter are also occasions when a handful of nutters come out of the woodwork to give vent to their prejudices.   They are invariably too cowardly to openly claim responsibility for this sort of a stunt.  The community can have every confidence that the CSG is handling the matter appropriately.”



One Response to “Pig’s Head in Bellevue Hill”
  1. Emes says:

    Typical. The police wouldn’t recognise an antisemitic incident if it stared them in the (pig’s) face.

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