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Germans want to uphold culture of Holocaust remembrance

Deutsche Welle commissioned infratest dimap to investigate contemporary German attitudes towards the Holocaust. Opinion pollster Roberto Heinrich said the result of the interviews was "largely reassuring."

Germany warns of mass exit of Jews if hatred persisits

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned that Jews could leave Germany on a "massive" scale if urgent action was not taken to stem rising antisemitism.

Germany returns artwork stolen by Nazis to French Jewish family

The German government handed three works of art stolen during the Nazi occupation of France back to descendants of their original owner, collector and Jewish lawyer Armand Dorville.

Germany’s Left Party blocks ban on burning Israeli flag

The German party Die Linke (The Left) has torpedoed a bill in the Berlin senate which would have banned the burning of the Israeli flag in the capital city.

Nazi official who risked life to save thousands of Jews posthumously honoured

Helmut Kleinicke, a Nazi party member was posthumously awarded the designation of Righteous Among the Nations at the Israeli Embassy in Berlin for saving hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust.

Anti-war activists disinvite Munich Jewish councillor

“Peace activists are boycotting not only Israel, but also Jews in Germany,” a Jewish member of Munich City Council told German media after he was disinvited from addressing an anti-war event.

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