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South German theatre probed over promising free seats for swastika wearers

A probe has been launched after a theatre in Baden-Württemberg promised free entry to spectators who wear a swastika to a play named after Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.

Germany indicts Auschwitz guard who aided murder of 13,000 Jews

German prosecutors have charged a 94-year-old former SS guard at Auschwitz as an accessory to murder. The suspect was charged as a juvenile because he was 19 at the time of the alleged offences.

German Jewish leader slams rap song for Auschwitz reference

The former President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, has criticised the Echo music awards for giving a prize to two rappers who made an offensive reference to Auschwitz in their lyrics.

German mayors protest neo-Nazi festival celebrating Hitler’s birthday

Dozens of German mayors signed a joint declaration last week as an act of protest against a neo-Nazi music festival set to take place in the eastern town of Ostritz on April 20 to mark the birthday of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

Felix Klein appointed as Germany’s first Federal Commissioner for the fight against antisemitism

The German federal government has appointed Felix Klein as its inaugural Commissioner for Jewish life in Germany and for the fight against antisemitism.

Antisemitic migrants could be denied right to stay in Germany

Germany's Interior Ministry supported the statement by the President of the Central Council of Jews that those who disrespect German values should be stripped of their right of abode.

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