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Antisemitism Commissioner warns against conspiracy theories during coronavirus crisis

The German Federal Commissioner for Jewish Life and the Fight against Antisemitism, Dr. Felix Klein, has warned against the mass circulation of antisemitic conspiracy theories in connection with the spreading of the coronavirus.

Dr. Josef Schuster makes appeal for responsibility and solidarity

The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dr. Josef Schuster, has made an urgent appeal for responsibility and solidarity to Germany's Jewish communities with regard to the coronavirus.

German police raid sites linked to banned far-right groups

German police have raided sites across the country linked to a banned far-right group, weeks after a suspected extremist shot dead nine people of migrant backgrounds.

Germany assumes chair of IHRA

The chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) passed to Germany for one year, with the aim of countering acts and perpetrators of Holocaust denial and falsification.

‘Meet a Jew’ in Germany: Central Council launches project against prejudice

The Central Council of Jews in Germany has launched the 'Meet a Jew' project, designed to introduce today’s Jewish life and Jewish individuals to people who have never met any Jews.

Memory politics haunt Berlinale after scandal over Nazi past

As the Berlinale reels from revelations that its founding director Alfred Bauer was a high-ranking Nazi, the issue of memory politics looms large over the film festival’s 70th anniversary.

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