In the best Nazi tradition, a hotel in Tyrol, Austria, has admitted that it bans Jews from making reservations. The story has been picked up by the daily newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung, which ran details of this travesty on Sunday.
A Vienna family of seven had had tried to make a reservation at the Haus Sonnenhof apartment hotel in the village of Serfaus, but the owner replied by e-mail that although the room was free, she did not want to take in Jewish guests because of “bad experiences” in the past.
So let’s translate. This hotel had, possibly, ONE difficult guest who happened to be Jewish – and on the basis of this has now banned ALL JEWS.
The particular area in question, around Serfaus, has become popular among Orthodox Jewish tourists in recent years, and several hotels in Tyrol have started offering kosher food.
Other hoteliers in the area are looking askance at this blatant racism:
At Hotel Alpenruh-Micheluzzi, owner Petra Micheluzzi told the German Press Agency DPA that the rejection by the Sonnenhof was “bad for the image” of Serfaus. One such incident could destroy all the hard work by others in the travel industry, she said. So, no condemnation of the anti semitism, just regret that it will adversely affect tourism…
Irmgard Monz, the owner of the Haus Sonnenhof apartment hotel, could not be reached for comment on Sunday. In an interview with Tiroler Tageszeitung, she offered no justification for her e-mail.
Er, perhaps because there is no ‘justification’ for such outrageous behaviour…?
For his part, the rejected father of five has decided to spend the summer elsewhere: “I don’t want to spend my vacation in such a racist place and I will inform all my friends about what is going on in Tyrol,” the unidentified man was quoted as saying.
Original source: Ha’aretz