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Holocaust survivor launches legal claim against German railway

A Holocaust survivor who successfully campaigned for the Dutch railway to pay compensation for transporting people to the Nazi concentration camps has tabled a legal claim against the German state over the wartime role of the Deutsche Reichsbahn.

Joint delegation to Auschwitz on Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany and the Chairman of the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma will join a delegation of the Evangelical Church in Germany to Auschwitz to honour the memory of the victims of the Shoah and the genocide of the Sinti and Roma.

Germany’s antisemitism commissioner calls to investigate German celebrity chef

Germany's commissioner on combatting antisemitism, Dr Felix Klein, called out and urged investigation into a celebrity chef's antisemitic out-lashes.

Damaged door of German synagogue attacked on Yom Kippur replaced

The bullet hole-ridden door of a German synagogue that held firm in a botched far-right attack on Yom Kippur in 2019 was replaced, a week after the suspect in the attack went on trial. 

NRW antisemitism commissioner criticises Düsseldorf for enlisting rapper for coronavirus video

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, the antisemitism commissioner of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has sharply criticised a video featuring controversial rapper Farid Bang calling on people to observe social distancing.

German Jewish leader fears rise of antisemitic conspiracy theories linked to Covid-19

The leader of Germany’s Jewish community, Dr. Josef Schuster, has expressed alarm at the spread of antisemitic conspiracy theories relating to the coronavirus in the country, including attempts to downplay the Holocaust.

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