|... by pamamidwife
... My dh told me that for years after performances of The Passion in Germany, Jews were frequently beaten up on the street.
Is this true? Does anyone know?
p'm'm'dwife, DaryLLL was much more delicate and subtle in her response than I would be.
Won't send you to the other thread, though it's a good place to go. I feel it needs to be said on every thread ...
What your DH told you is a major understatement ... Jews were murdered en masse, entire communities wiped out, by a populace that was whipped up into a frenzy by performances of The Passion Plays. Gov't officials looking to start these rampages would specifically stage Passion Plays for that purpose.
And that is the *only* reason any Jews have been upset about this movie. Jews *did not* protest against any other depiction of Jesus in any other movie ever. This is it. For this specific reason. And particularly because of the sharp upswing in anti-Semitism at this particular time in the world, it has many Jews very nervous.