Suspect in Anne Frank House antisemitism incident handed over to Dutch authorities

German authorities handed a 41-year-old man suspected of projecting antisemitic slogans on the Anne Frank House to the Netherlands.

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) also suspects the man of crimes related to the production and distribution of a video in which images from the incident were combined with “discriminatory” text.

The man has both Polish and Canadian citizenship. He was arrested in Poland but was released pending further investigation. He was banned from leaving the country while the case was under investigation.

“However, he did not comply with this prohibition. On July 8, the German police arrested him at Frankfurt Airport when he tried to travel to Canada.”

The man was brought before the examining magistrate who decided to remand him into custody for at least another two weeks. The man must appear before the court in Amsterdam on October 5,2023.

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