The director Claude Lanzmann told Der Spiegel that he was “shocked” to hear that a violent left-wing mob had intervened to stop his film “Why Israel” from being shown in a Hamburg cinema on 25 October. Cinema-goers were prevented from entering the building, some were even beaten and spat at, amid shouts of “Jewish pigs”. The cinema was eventually forced to cancel the screening. “Claude Lanzmann is amazed that the scandal was not picked up by the media: ‘How can it be that the Germans essentially ignored a thing like this?”
Interestingly, the group involved are part of ‘The Left’ which is the successor to the “Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands” (Socialist Unity Party) which ruled the DDR (ie Communist East Germany) in the old days.