The European Jewish Congress expresses its deepest concern following a verbal assault on the the Secretary-General of the German Jewish Community, Stephan Kramer and his family while walking in central Berlin during Yom Kippur.

In the current climate which has seen a rabbi assaulted recently in the same city, the EJC calls on the national and city authorities to undertake all necessary measures to ensure the safety of the Jewish community and to fully investigate all such incidents in order to bring the perpetrators to justice.

We send our best wishes and solidarity to Stephan and his family following this traumatic event.