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Oliver Polak

Stop hating Jews

(German title: Gegen Judenhass)
ca. 128 pages
Paperback
2018
Oliver Polak
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Oliver Polak is a well known German-Jewish stand up comedian.

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Oliver Polak is a well known German-Jewish stand up comedian. In this autobiographical book he describes the recent rise of antisemitism in Europe from his own personal perspective. And it is not about the encounter with the easy to identify, Doc Martens wearing skinhead.

It is about the kids in the playground shouting at him: »Ewww, I caught Jew-Aids. . . !« About the famous talk show host who »ironically« desinfects his hands after he touched him. About the theatre director who, before a show, tells him to »better be funny tonight, or you will land in this ashtray…« Or the audience member who informs him that »the next train to Auschwitz will leave soon . . .«.

Oliver Polaks’ alarming diagnosis: Antisemitism has long reached our creative and bourgeoise environments. In this very upbeat, accessible and surprising narrative he adresses a plea to the European public, and a wake up call: Stop the hatred against Jews – now!