AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A Dutch man in a Facebook post offered to pay 10,000 euros, or about $11,500, to anyone willing to kill his Jewish neighbor.
The man posted the message recently, along with anti-Semitic statements, in connection with his years-long quarrel with his apartment building neighbor, Gabriela Hirschberg, and her partner, The De Telegraaf daily reported. The report did not name the man.
“I have one desire in my life: To tear out this nest of devils,” he wrote in reference to Hirschberg’s apartment. Naming his neighbors, he added, “Each head is worth 10,000 euros to me.”
The Telegraaf did not specify the anti-Semitic statements the paper reported he attached to the message.
The neighbor also wrote: “Anyone may come along as long as I have the pleasure of punching the lights out.” Facebook followers offered to come and help find “a final solution” to the problem — language that echoes Nazi rhetoric about Jews during the Holocaust.
The two neighbors have been in conflict since 2009, when Hirschberg complained to police about the neighbor for excessive noise, The Telegraaf reported. They have since filed multiple complaints against each other, including for the destruction of property.
Hirschberg told the paper she sometimes sleeps away from her apartment out of fear of her neighbors, adding that the conflict has cost her one job and caused her so much stress that it is creating medical complications. She said she is “turning it around” and that he suspects she hacked his family’s email account.
A police detective is investigating the Facebook message, a spokesman told The Telegraaf.