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Germany

More than 40 Jewish graves desecrated in Koethen

The cemetery served as the final resting place for the community in the 400 years of recorded history of Jews in the village.

Vatican archivist discovers letter from German Jesuit active in resistance against Nazis

An archivist discovered a letter to Pope Pius XII's personal secretary from a Jesuit priest in Germany, who was active in the resistance against the Nazis, reporting that thousands of Poles and Jews were being incinerated daily in a Polish concentration camp.

German branch of US-based neo-Nazi group banned

German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser banned the extremist far-right group Hammerskins Deutschland as well as its regional branches and the affiliated group Crew 38.

Holocaust survivor Margot Friedländer sets up Shoah remembrance foundation

Margot Friedländer was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1944. Her parents and brother were murdered by the Nazis.

Germany seeks Unesco status for Erfurt’s Jewish heritage sites

Germany currently has 51 World Heritage sites, including the Cologne Cathedral, Aachen Cathedral, and the historic center of Berlin.

Lower Saxony Antisemitism Commissioner: “The vast majority of German Jews feel threatened”

Gerhard Wegner was officially introduced to the office of State Commissioner against Antisemitism and for the Protection of Jewish Life by Lower Saxony Justice Minister Kathrin Wahlman.

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