Munich – Yoni Carmi is shocked. When he comes to his bar in the Glockenbachviertel early Wednesday afternoon, the police are at the door. A passer-by had previously discovered graffiti on the wall of the building in the entrance area of the “Prosecco Bar” and informed the officials. Scribblings of the worst kind: “Gay Jews sow out” („Schwule Juden Sau raus“), a swastika is scrawled underneath. On the other side of the entrance is a crossed out Star of David. Antisemitic and homophobic diatribes reminiscent of the worst times in German history.
The day after, Yoni Carmi was stunned because he had never personally experienced anything like this in Germany. And the native Israeli – he now has German citizenship, has been living here for many years. The perpetrator or perpetrators must have known that Carmi is Jewish and homosexual. Commissariat 44 of the police headquarters for state security offenses has taken over the investigation.
Carmi says he’s not scared, he just feels angry. He himself posted the horrific scrawls – which were quickly removed by the police – on Instagram. “You have to talk about it, you can’t treat people like that. Otherwise we’ll go back to the 1930s, ”explains the producer for theater shows in an interview with our newspaper. There shouldn’t be any exclusion. His parents survived the concentration camp, but many other family members were murdered by the Nazis.