Use of the image and retelling of his story

The picture of Simon has been used in many ways, for political reasons and for support of a antisemtic agenda by neo-natzis. In the summer of 1934 in Germany, there was a “rediscovery” of the Simon of Trent situation. The image of Simon’s murder was plastered in many Nazi handbooks and newspapers in Germany, facilitating the idea of evil and murderous jews. This image confirmed the beliefs of many antisematic people in Europe at the time- that jews were dangerous, hated children and were monsters to their core. The quote “you are not forgotten Simon of Trent, the horror that you and countless children have endured at the hands of the Jews will never be forgiven” from popular neo-natzi scripture explains the feelings towards jews and their actions towards Simon of Trent.