German police said in June 2020 that Madeleine was assumed dead. Brueckner is the subject of an ongoing murder investigation in connection with the case.
Jewish life is becoming less visible in Germany, as Jews refrain from wearing identifiable symbols and speaking Hebrew in public.
"The danger is real and higher than it has been for a long time," said Haldenwang.
The Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism Ministry emphasized the global scale of this challenge, urging nations to strengthen measures to protect Jewish communities.
Frank Walter Steinmeier added that on a personal level, he has a deep connection with Israel, but never more so than since October 7.
We normalize what’s going on around us. The rockets are livable. The war is livable. So long as it doesn’t escalate or get worse. It becomes increasingly understandable how Jews of Germany stayed.
This was the final milestone in a process dating back years with a variety of delays and ups and downs from Israel, Germany, and the US.
The outspoken former member of a Brooklyn Hasidic sect has been a vocal Israel critic in Germany, which since World War II has been highly sensitive to perceptions of antisemitism.
Germany has stepped up vigilance for any indication of antisemitic violence in the wake of the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by terrorists from Gaza's ruling Hamas.
Andrew I. Port’s book argued that the legacy of the Holocaust impacts Germany’s responses to genocide in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Bosnia in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s.