Germany adopts national strategy against antisemitism

The first National Strategy against Antisemitism and for Jewish Life (NASAS) of the German Federal Government was presented in Berlin.

The strategy was drafted by the Commissioner against Antisemitism and for Jewish Life in Germany, Dr Felix Klein.

The NASAS underlines the high relevance the Federal Government attaches to these issues and the fact that Jewish associations and organisations were involved in the creation of the strategy indicates the sensitivity for the perspective of those affected, which is also expressed in the strategy itself.

The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dr Josef Schuster, expressed: “The emphasis on the perspective of those affected is an important sign for the Jewish community in Germany at the right time. Especially the antisemitic incidents at the documenta and the way they were dealt with have blatantly shown how Jewish voices are ignored.”

Dr. Schuster adds: “The strategy takes up important issues, such as the joint recommendation on dealing with antisemitism in schools, which was developed by the Central Council of Jews, the antisemitism commissioners of the federal and state governments and the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs”.


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