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Vicious Hate On Brussels Bus: Lea Swierczynski’s Encounter With Antisemitism

September 29, 2021

When Lea Swierczynski, a Jewish woman from Belgium, rode a bus in Brussels with her mom, she could not have imagined that mentioning the word “Israel” would invite abhorrent antisemitic abuse from one of her fellow passengers.

Unfortunately, Lea’s story is not uncommon. It reflects the relentless antisemitic hatred Jewish people have to face in Europe over their identity.