A Jewish student at Birmingham University has been trolled with antisemitic abuse after she posted a photo of a poster of Hitler displayed on her campus.
Izzy Lenga, education officer at the Birmingham student union, posted the photo last week in order to highlight antisemitism.
The poster showed an image of the Nazi leader with the words “Hitler was right”. In a tweet, she wrote: “And for those who don’t think anti-Semitism is a serious issue, these were plastered over campus on Tues[day]”.
The university immediately responded to the tweet by saying: “We condemn racist graffiti, have reported it to the police and are working with them to identify and catch those involved.”
Since then her twitter feed has been inundated with abusive messages and cartoons.
One said “It will always be 1933 in my heart” referring to the year the Nazis came to power in Germany.
Luciana Berger, MP for Liverpool Wavertree and herself a victim of anti-Semitic abuse on Twitter, tweeted her support to Ms Lenga. Ms Berger wrote: “Been off Twitter most of this week, catching up to see the vilest, darkest abuse directed at @izzyjengalenga.”
— Izzy Lenga (@izzyjengalenga) October 29, 2015