Sunday, December 10, 2006

Macedonian Daily Accuses Bulgaria in Fascism

Skopje. The anti-Bulgarian hysteria in Macedonian media continued with new strength today. An comment of Milan Banov, published in the Forum column of the Dnevnik daily is entitled ‘Bulgarian Crystal night'*, the correspondent of FOCUS News Agency in Skopje reports.
The comment, apart from mentioning lies, accuses Bulgaria of fascism.
‘One just cannot believe that an European country, which counts the days to its EU accession, is capable of using methods, typical for totalitarian regimes, which we thought, were in the past. Unfortunately, however, Bulgaria with its fascisoid attitude towards its citizens Macedonians is getting the time of some authentic 'Crystal night' back and it will be difficult or impossible to escape from it’, the comment reads.

*Crystal night - Kristallnacht (also known as Reichskristallnacht, Novemberpogrome, Pogromnacht and the Night of Broken Glass) was a pogrom against Jews throughout Germany and parts of Austria on November 9–10, 1938.

Jewish homes and stores were ransacked in a thousand German cities, towns and villages, as ordinary citizens and stormtroopers destroyed buildings with sledgehammers, leaving the streets covered in smashed windows — the origin of the name "Night of Broken Glass." Jews were beaten to death; 30,000 Jewish men were taken to concentration camps; and 1,668 synagogues ransacked or set on fire.

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