Romania – X-mas Carol About Burning Jews Airs On Romanian State TV


    Romania – Romanian public broadcasting distanced itself from a X-mas carol aired reveling in the Holocaust.

    As reported by JTA ( the carol was presented on December 5 during the initial transmission of TVR3 Verde, a television channel for rural communities.

    The lyrics, sung by the Dor Transilvan ensemble, included, “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.”

    In a statement Tuesday, TVR3 on Tuesday said it did not select the carol and only broadcasts songs that are selected by the Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture, which belongs to the eastern county of Cluj.

    Local anti-Semitism watchdog MCA Romania wrote to Romanian President Traian Basecu and to Prime Minister Victor Viorel Ponta to criticize the broadcast, and added that it is intolerable that TVR3 would try to deny responsibility by claiming Cluj County is accountable.

    Details of Kike per Wikipedia:

    The source of the term is uncertain, but the Encyclopedia of Swearing stated the most reasonable and most likely origin of the term is the one proposed by Leo Rosten.

    According to Rosten, The word kike was born on Ellis Island when there were Jewish immigrants who were also illiterate (or could not use Latin alphabet letters), when asked to sign the entry-forms with the customary ‘X,’* refused, because they associated an X with the cross of Christianity, and made a circle in its place. The Yiddish word for ‘circle’ is kikel (pronounced ky-kul), and for ‘little circle,’ kikeleh (pronounced ky-kul-uh). Before long the immigration inspectors were calling anyone who signed with an ‘O’ in place of an ‘X’ a kikel or kikeleh or kikee or, finally and succinctly, kike.

    According to Rosten, Jewish U.S. merchants continued to sign with an ‘O’ in place of an ‘X’ for several decades, spreading the nickname kike wherever they went as a result.

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