American Neo-Nazi arrested after displaying hate messages at gates of Auschwitz

A far-right activist has been arrested by Polish police after a series of racist incidents


An American Neo-Nazi has been arrested by Polish police after posing outside Auschwitz with a series of offensive signs.

39-year-old Jon Minadeo shared a photo of himself on 27 August standing outside of the infamous Arbeit Macht Frei gate at Auschwitz while wearing a swastika necklace and holding a sign that read “Greenblatt suck 6 million d**ks”.

Robert Wilson, pictured beside Minadeo, held a sign reading “Shoah the ADL”.

The sign refers to Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) a Jewish NGO that campaigns against antisemitism in the United States. 

An estimated 1.1 million died while Auschwitz operated as a concentration and extermination camp during the Second World War, about 1 million of which were Jews.

Under Poland’s criminal code, Nazi iconography, hate speech, and the promotion of totalitarian states are outlawed and can carry a custodial sentence of up to 2 years.

On his profile on social network Gab, Minadeo wrote: “Got handcuffed & arrested in Poland today for (((Hate Speech))) regarding Aushwitz [sic]. Just got released tonight with a fine and my chains and computer temporarily confiscated. Life's good! You can't keep me down Jews! #HandsomeTruth.”

There are also photos posted to the social network that show Minadeo and his companion giving Nazi salutes in central Warsaw.

He accompanied the post with a caption reading: “We must continue exposing the Jewish anti-white propaganda! That for decades has conditioned our people to be slaves for the Jews,” referring to the ADL as "an anti-white terrorist organization” and stating that the Holocaust is “a f***ing hoax”.

Minadeo's Gab profile dates back to 2018 and contains posts referring to Jews as "the children of Satan” and claiming that "Every single aspect of the Covid agenda is Jewish".

He also heads up an antisemitic network called “The Goyim Defense League” that began spreading anti-Jewish conspiracies throughout the Covid pandemic.

In 2020 the group was behind banners displayed in California that claimed a “Jewish plot” was responsible for Coronavirus.

Last year Minadeo and the group embarked upon a “Name the Nose” tour in which they drove across Southern California  in white van displaying offensive messages such as “Jews killed Jesus” and “BLM is funded by Jews.”

The ADL says the group was behind 74 hate incidents across 2021.

Minadeo also posted a video in which he accused a South Asian man in Poland of “f**king up Europe”. He called the man a "parasite" and said he should leave "my country". 

Speaking near the Atrium Reduta Shopping Centre in the Polish Capital, Minadeo asked the man: “Why are you here? You think you can just invade Poland? Why don't you go back to your own country?”

The man responds: “Stop filming me, please,” before Minadeo goes on to direct racial slurs and abuse at him.

“This is my country, claims Minadeo, who is from California.

“I'm European. Why are you coming to the white man's land,” he goes on”.

“You're genociding our race. You're an invader. We don't want you in Europe. Poland for Polish only,” he continued.

In another video posted to Gab, Minadeo argues with a Polish local who informs him that displaying Nazi symbols is illegal.

“Who makes it illegal?” Minadeo queries.

“The Polish government," the man tells him.

"No, the Jewish government,” Minadeo says before swearing at the man and proposing a physical altercation.

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