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Meet Irena Wachendorff. Another Schivone Jew?
by PIBB Sunday, Jul. 01, 2012 at 5:52 PM

FringeGroups said it best, in the post Rise of the Schivone Jews

"Mr. Gabriel Matthew Schivone is one of the very few people in human history whose very name appears destined to become a description of a phenomenon, in this case the Schivone Jew. Previous examples of persons who have given their names to phenomena include Vidkun Quisling, the Earl of Sandwich, and only very few others."

Gabriel Matthew Schivone isn't unique pretending to be Jewish in an effort to shield himself from accusations of anti-Semitism, as he fights against Jewish values and ideals. He's in some pretty bad company. Meet Irena Wachendorff, the newest "Schivone Jew". Irena has also claimed that she served in the IDF that her father is Jewish and her mother survived Auschwitz. But none of it is true.

From the J POST

A German poet and anti-Israel activist has acknowledged that she fabricated her supposed service in the IDF during the First Lebanon war.

“I said I was in the IDF,” but “it was a lie,” Irena Wachendorff, 51, told The Jerusalem Post, in a telephone interview on Friday."

An investigative reporter Jennifer Pyka in Munich uncovered the story. According to Pyka’s research, there is no documentation supporting Wachendorff’s assertions that she is Jewish or a member of a German Jewish community.

"According to Pyka’s investigative essay, Wachendorff’s father, Raymund, served in the German Army during the Third Reich and her mother, Barbara, denies being incarcerated in Auschwitz."

Pyka sharply criticized Wachendorff for having traded on the tragedy of the Holocaust for personal and commercial gain. It is “perverse and brazen that Wachendorff presents herself as a Jew and the daughter of Holocaust survivors and engages in educational work in schools about anti-Semitism and Jewish life in the Third Reich,” she said.

“Six million dead Jews serve her own publicity and at the same time she undertakes a perfidious victim-perpetrator inversion to damage Israel and all Jews,” the journalist said."

Other anti-Israel activists who have lied about being Jewish:

Edith Lutz - one of the Gaza flotidiots,

Andrew Paul Gutierrez, a BDS'er and UC Berkeley Professor

Hassan Fouda

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