Lower Saxony’s state commissioner against antisemitism wants to help draw attention to antisemitism in Germany.
“The vast majority of German citizens who are Jews feel threatened. “That has to be stated,” said the Protestant theologian Gerhard Wegner.
“It’s not without reason that police cars are parked in front of Jewish institutions – and have been for a long time.”
Wegner was officially introduced into the office of State Commissioner against Antisemitism and for the Protection of Jewish Life by Lower Saxony Justice Minister Kathrin Wahlman.
As the successor to Franz Rainer Enste, he has held the honorary position since February 2023.