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Germany’s AfD decides not to expel critic of Holocaust memorial

Björn Höcke, a senior member of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party will not be expelled for criticising the Holocaust memorial in Berlin.

German Palestinian group slams Abbas Holocaust speech

The main Palestinian lobby group in Germany condemned what it called antisemitic remarks by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas about the Holocaust.

German antisemitism envoy says it’s “understandable” Jews want to leave

Germany’s new antisemitism czar has said it is “understandable” that a wave of antisemitic incidents in the country might lead Jews to want to leave.

German memorial finally honours forced labourers of forgotten Nazi camp

Germany on Friday inaugurated a memorial at the long-forgotten site of a World War II Nazi concentration camp where forced labourers built an aircraft factory deep inside a Bavarian forest.

Thousands of Germans were kippot in support of Jews

Thousands of German's wearing kippot rallied in support of Jews after a recent spate of hate crimes.  Some 2,000 demonstrators came together at the Berlin Wears Kippa event where Jews and non-Jews wore the traditional skullcap in a shared show of defiance.

Germany’s new antisemitism commissioner wants central register of hate crimes against Jews

Germany's new antisemitism commissioner, Felix Klein, has said that he wants to have all hate crimes against Jews in Germany registered in one central office.

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