By Viktor Eliezer
A well-known anti-Semitic comedian in Greece, Tzimis Panousis, will have the role of Trigaios, a peace maker in Ancient Athens, in the theatrical play ‘’Eirene’’ (Peace) by Aristophanes that will be staged in the ancient theater of Epidaurus.
Tzimis Panousis was quoted as saying last week in an interview to the daily “To Vima”, that “we the Greeks are the new Jews of the season. Then the Nazis choose the Jews, now the Neo-Nazis, the blue family of Shoible, have chosen us, the Greeks”.
Panousis used to call the Jews as “jewdeonazis” and in 2013 issued a poster to promote his performances, in which the Star of David was identified with the Nazi swastika.
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Tzimis Panousis and antisemitism:
- Panousis: There are no good Jews (Abravanel, 23/6/2009)
- Satirist Tzimis Panousis under fire over poster (Kathimerini, 25/02/2013)
- Greece: Jewish community upset about comic’s poster (World Jewish Congress, 26/02/2013)