Passive antisemitism: the new normal. I too saw Angel Epstein on BBC Breakfast discussing a concert organised by Italian musician Francesco Lotoro, soon to be performed in Israel. It’s unusual because it consists of lost music -
“Thousands of songs, symphonies and even operas composed in Nazi concentration, forced labour and prisoner of war camps in Germany and elsewhere before and during the second world war.”
As already noted on this site, Angela Epstein was in conversation with Naga Munchetty. Epstein expressed her admiration for the extraordinary creativity of the Jewish concentration camp victims despite the horrific circumstances; quick as a flash Naga Muchetty piped up: “It wasn’t just Jewish people though, it was Gypsies and others as well…” This is staggering.
As if to rub salt into a wound, (it seemed so to me anyway) a few moments later in the next news bulletin Naga announced in shocked, empathetic tones that nasty threatening letters have been sent to some Muslims.