Meron Mendel, Publicist, historian, educator. Director of the Anne Frank Educational Centre, Frankfurt am Main
© IMAGO Michael Schick
Meron Mendel at Frankfurter Buchmesse on 11 October 2017, during a demo walk to the Antaios Verlag stand.
First of all: I am a big fan of Frankfurter Buchmesse. However, I remembered the 2017 Fair less for books and events. Rather, I think of the involuntary encounter with neo-Nazis. Back then, the Anne Frank Educational Centre was "paired up" with Götz Kubitschek's extreme right-wing Antaios publishing house. Prominent right-wing extremists like Kubitschek, Björn Höcke and Martin Sellner, who were in the stand next door, paid us a visit. But I also remember the impressive commitment of many visitors who showed solidarity with us at our stand.