When the owners of a Ukrainian cafe — housed in a former synagogue — worked two lightning bolts into their logo to advertise the re-energizing qualities of their coffee, they unwittingly sent many Jews who suffer from Nazi Derangement Syndrome into a tailspin — imagining pogroms and Gas Chambers™ in their imminent future:
On Tuesday, the owners said the whole thing “is a case of a font gone wrong” and apologized to “anyone whose feelings may have been hurt.” It was a trial that was never fully implemented, they said, and will drop the logo. Cafe Escobar in Chervnitsi, near Lviv, introduced the logo on July 25 in a video that showed a filter holder emblazoned with the letters “Essco,” in which the S’s closely resemble the SS logo also designed to evoke two lightning bolts.
The SS symbol is offensive to many throughout Europe, but especially in Ukraine. During World War II, local men from the country’s west were drafted into an SS unit, the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division, also known as the 1st Galician. Reviled by some for the many murders perpetrated by its troops, the soldiers of the 1st Galician are also celebrated as heroes in Ukraine today, principally for fighting the Soviet Union. Ukraine’s ongoing conflict with Russia, which began in 2014, has mainstreamed the glorification of the 1st Galician and other Nazi collaborators while also launching a polarizing debate in society.
Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, has been spearheading efforts to delegitimize Nazi imagery and homage to collaborators in Ukraine, and on Monday he posted Cafe Escobar’s promotional material on his Facebook page. The picture featured an attractive young woman studying a menu emblazoned with the logo. “A coffeeshop with the symbols of the Nazi SS is located in Chernivtsi on Synagogue St. 31,” Dolinsky wrote in typical understatement on his page, which has more than 23,000 followers. Those followers reacted less reservedly, accusing the owners of fascist sympathies and referring to the pictures as evidence of moral degeneration.
…The cafe has preserved some of the Hebrew text on the walls from when it was the Great Synagogue of Chervnitsi, an eclectic building from 1853 combining baroque and Classicist elements. Its promotional material has featured the Hebrew-language writings. In its post Tuesday, the cafe said the logo situation was a big misunderstanding. “In fact, this is a case of a font gone wrong. It was a trial,” the owners said in the Facebook post. “In our imagination, we saw two lightning bolts as a symbol for energy, but the font was chosen unsuccessfully.”
The logo and font, they said, have “nothing to do with SS…We didn’t make any Nazi references, we assure you! And sorry if this caused negative emotions. We apologize to anyone whose feelings may have been hurt.”
Jews very rightfully fear the Ukrainians — after all, bolshevik Jews murdered tens of millions of Ukrainians in the Holodomor in the 1930s — and they are probably wondering when the Ukrainians are going to exact revenge — but in reality, all the Ukrainians want from the Jews is an official apology.
One of the purposes of the German SS — or Schutzstaffel — was ultimately to combat Jewish bolshevism and the moral degeneration it wrought on the German folk — essentially turning Germany into Europe’s Sodom and Gomorrah during the pre-war Weimar period.
In 1937, the National Socialists staged the Degenerate Art exhibit in Munich — to demonstrate the debasing effect that “modernism” had on classical art — and the demoralizing effect it had on normal people — they refused to even call it art, instead putting art — “kunst” — in quotation marks.
That said, Jews are not helping their own cause by having a meltdown over seeing a couple of lightning bolts on the side of a paper coffee cup — or a baseball cap, or striped blazers, or a logo for Amazon, or amorphous stains on a concrete walk.
If Jews are going to get upset about lightning bolts, they should first make sure that they are indeed associated directly the “Nazis” — like this gentleman’s front gate in Australia, which convinced a local Jew that the homeowner intended to “commit murder.”
This medical condition — Nazi Derangement Syndrome — is not caused by “Nazis” at all but is rather self-inflicted — Jews themselves invented the term “Nazi” to smear the National Socialists in Germany who opposed them — so that strawman “Nazis” exist only in their minds, not in the real world.
Their own obsession with all things “Nazi” has literally unhinged Jews to the point that many are firmly convinced that “another” imagined “Nazi uprising” and Holocaust is imminent — unless they assiduously stamp out even a whiff of opposition to them.
Thus the new Jewish proverb, “Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean that they aren’t out to get you.”