Neo-Nazis deface Jewish old-age home in Melbourne with swastikas
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Neo-Nazis deface Jewish old-age home in Melbourne with swastikas

Far-right group 'Antipodean Resistance' post swastika stickers at Jewish retirement home

Swastika logo of Antipodean Resistance found on the front gates of Emmy Monash Aged Care in south-east Melbourne, Australia on January 2019. (Picture credit: Anti-Defamation Commission)
Swastika logo of Antipodean Resistance found on the front gates of Emmy Monash Aged Care in south-east Melbourne, Australia on January 2019. (Picture credit: Anti-Defamation Commission)

A neo-Nazi group hung stickers depicting swastikas at the entrance to a Jewish old-age home in Melbourne, Australia.

The neo-Nazi Antipodian Resistance organisation posted the stickers of their logo, which bears a large swastika, at the entrance of the Emmy Monash Aged Care in Melbourne, home to elderly Jewish community members including Holocaust survivors, in the heartland of the Victorian Jewish community.

They were discovered by a man visiting his elderly parents at the facility last week.

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, or ECAJ, has been monitoring the activities of the clandestine Antipodian Resistance for years.

Anton Block, president of the ECAJ, told JTA, “The members of Antipodean Resistance see themselves as some kind of elite, the would-be dictators of Australia. In truth, they are cowards of the lowest moral quality.  They hide behind their anonymity and, as this latest incident reveals, are prepared to sink as low as targeting the elderly and the infirm, and tormenting aged Holocaust survivors in their twilight years.  The authorities need to crack down and prosecute them for inciting genocide and other forms of racially-motivated violence.”

Dr. Dvir Abramovich, chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission, said his group is “outraged” by the attack “made all the more despicable” because it is directed at elderly Jewish Holocaust survivors who probably thought they would never see such public displays of neo-Nazism again.

The Antipodean Resistance, founded in 2016, is a group of radicalised neo-Nazis who describe themselves as “the Hitlers you’ve been waiting for.”

The stickers reportedly have popped up around Melbourne in recent months.

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