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Germany

Central Council condemns court ruling on renting premises to BDS

A ruling by a German administrative court on the rental of municipal premises for BDS events has been met with incomprehension by the Central Council of Jews in Germany.

Berlin antisemitism commissioner stands by call to rename problematic streets

The commissioner on combating antisemitism of the city-state of Berlin, Samuel Salzborn has defended proposals to rename streets and squares with problematic antisemitic references.

Berlin launches awareness campaign to counter bias, hatred against Jews

The city of Berlin launched an ambitious poster campaign aimed at deepening awareness of antisemitic prejudice, at a time when anti-Jewish attacks in the German capital have reached new peaks.

Symposium in memory of 80 years of the Wannsee Conference

A three-day symposium in Berlin will take place on 80 years of the Wannsee Conference, at which leading Nazi officials set in motion the extermination of European Jewry.

Central Council demands clear distancing of CDU from former spy chief with far right sympathies

The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, has criticised the leadership of the centre-right CDU for its handling of member Hans-Georg Maaßen.

83 years after the November pogroms, sections of lost Torah scroll resurface in German town

A German Protestant minister has handed over segments of a long lost Torah scroll to the city of Gürlitz in southeast Germany, 83 years after his father, a town policeman, came into possession of them.

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