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Rabbi told ‘you should have died in Auschwitz’ in road rage abuse

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Source: The age

Melbourne – A rabbi filmed as he was subjected to hateful and “vile” road rage abuse in Melbourne’s south-east including being told he “should’ve died in Auschwitz”.

In the 20-second video, a middle-aged male passenger in a grey vehicle can be heard calling the rabbi a “fucking selfish cunt of a Jew” as they sit stationary at a red light.

 “Want me to get out and show you what Hitler did, no worries dickhead,” the man can be heard yelling.

 “You should’ve died in Auschwitz.”

In the background the female driver can be seen waving and smiling, with the verbal abuse seemingly sparked by the rabbi making a call on his mobile phone.

The rabbi, who asked for his name to be withheld due to fears of further abuse, said he was driving to a synagogue in Caulfield when he noticed another motorist yelling in his direction, about 10pm on Monday.

He admits he’d picked up his mobile phone to make a call while stopped at a red light on the Nepean Highway, but never imagined it would spark death threats and antisemitic abuse.

He said he would report the incident to police.