A student on the campus of the University of North Carolina Charlotte was told “to go burn in an oven” and accused of killing Christ among other alarming anti-Semitic epithets.
“On Thursday evening I was sitting in the Student Union. A group of female students walked by. One of the girls stopped,” said Neili Eggert, who told TruthRevolt that one girl then approached her.
“She came up to me and I removed the headphones I was wearing, to be respectful. She looked at me with a straight face and said, 'to go burn in an oven.'" The reference was to the Nazi extermination camps during the Second World War.
“I didn't know what to do or say to her, I was in complete shock,” said Eggert. “She walked away with the other girls laughing.”
Eggert told TruthRevolt that she is “scared to be on campus this week” following the anti-Semitic incident.
“I have spoken to the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), the person in charge of the Religious & Spiritual Life Office, and the Dean of Students. I feel like I am being attacked because I wear my Star of David out in public, I wear shirts with the word Israel on it or shirts with Hebrew lettering, I have Israel stickers on my laptop, and I wear a hat with an Israel flag on it,” she added
Eggert also told TruthRevolt of multiple other anti-Semitic incidents on campus.
“I have been spit at by three male Muslim students on the second day of classes (Tuesday, August 19, 2014). I have been called a terrorist, baby killer, woman killer, I use blood to make matzah and other foods, Christ killer, occupier, and much more,” she added via email. “I am only supporting my religion, Judaism, and the country which allowed me to find my inner peace, Israel. I am not responding to these people who are verbally attacking me. I keep my head held high and will not be a victim anymore.”
Eggert says that she is “planning to hold a Coexistence dinner with the help of the MRC on campus” because she wants "to bring the leaders of all of the religious organizations of campus together.”
“I want us to have a united front against hate on campus. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a beautiful campus and we do not need it stained with hate or fear. We are the next generation in the world of politics and public policy. If we are hateful to each other now, how can we help change the future for the betterment of the world? How can we achieve world peace without showing each other respect and love?” she added.
UNCC has had a history of anti-Semitic incidents and investigated anti-Semitic vandalism on campus as recently at June 2014.