I am revolted by it. [ht MA] Further, the denunciations are pathetically weak. I really hesitate to cite about it or quote about it, but here goes:
A Romanian public broadcaster distanced itself from a Christmas carol celebrating the Holocaust that aired on the new channel.
TVR3 Verde, a television channel for rural communities, presented the carol on December 5 during its maiden transmission.
Sung by the Dor Transilvan ensemble, it featured the lyrics: “The kikes, damn kikes, Holy God would not leave the kike alive, neither in heaven nor on earth, only in the chimney as smoke, this is what the kike is good for, to make kike smoke through the chimney on the street.”
That anyone believes any of these things, that anyone would think it remotely acceptable to write songs like this, that anyone would think it remotely acceptable to air such a song is truly despicable.
Update: The U.S. Embassy condemned it
The U.S. embassy in Romania on Thursday condemned the broadcast of an anti-Semitic Christmas carol by state television, joining a long list of critics.
Jewish groups, Romanian media and politicians, the Israeli embassy and other diplomatic missions have attacked the decision by channel TVR3 to air the song, which uses a pejorative word for Jews and celebrates violence against them.
The country's national council against discrimination is currently investigating the broadcast.
The U.S. embassy called it "an unacceptable display of anti-Semitism that must be condemned in the strongest, most unequivocal terms".
"Intolerance and hatred are unacceptable and should not be condoned, especially not through the medium of public broadcast."
State television said the carol was part of traditional folklore and that its selection for broadcast was made by the council of the northwestern Romanian county of Cluj.
Hundreds of thousands of Romanian and Ukrainian Jews were killed in Romania and areas it controlled during World War Two as an ally of Nazi Germany.
After Romania switched sides in the war in 1944, communist regimes did little to draw attention to the killings while nationalist governments after 1989 also kept them under wraps.
Only in the early 2000s did Romanian officials admit that death trains, mass deportations and pogroms took place in Romania during World War Two and that anti-Semitism was a state-sponsored ideology even before the war started in 1939.