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Germany’s stumbling stones go missing amid far-right backlash

Stumbling stones are extraordinary memorial to the more than 6 million killed in the Holocaust. The concept is simple: a brass plaque for every casualty of the slaughter.

Merkel’s CDU urges mandatory reporting of antisemitism in schools

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has called for mandatory reporting of antisemitism in state schools.

Antisemitic bullying of Jewish schoolgirl causes outrage in Germany

The Central Council of Jews in Germany has demanded countermeasures following news that a Jewish girl in Berlin had been the victim of antisemitic bullying and death threats by Muslim classmates for months.

Palestinian-born legislator dreams of rebuilding synagogue in Berlin

Raed Saleh, a state senator of the Social Democratic Party, has announced plans for the reconstruction of the Fraenkelufer Synagogue, which was largely destroyed in the Kristallnacht pogrom.

New German foreign minister says he entered politics because of Auschwitz

“For me, German-Israeli history does not only entail a historic responsibility. For me personally, it is a deep motivation of my political activity,” said Heiko Maas at his inauguration.

1200 young Jews participate in 2018 Jewrovision

The Youth Centre ‘Amichai’ in Frankfurt has won this year’s Jewrovision contest, Europe's biggest dance and singing competition for Jewish youth, which took place for the first time in the city of Dresden.

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