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  אדר 5, 5768 , 11/02/08

Belgian Cafe Throws Out American Tourist with Skullcap

A Belgian restaurant waiter threw out a 64-year-old American professor because he was wearing a skullcap [kipa], according to the European Jewish Press. "We are not serving Jews; [get] out of here," the waiter shouted at Marcel Kalmann after he entered the Le Paniel d'Or cafe in the city of Bruges
The tourist went to another cafe, where the owners helped him call the police. A Belgian Jewish newspaper reported that Kalmann said he will lodge a complaint against the restaurant owner and against the police for telling him the incident was not anti-Semitic and that he could not file a complaint in English.
Kalmann was born in the Auschwitz death camp three days before it was liberated by Allied troops.

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