Five antisemitic incidents occurred every day this year in Germany -report

Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office reported 1,555 antisemitic incidents in 2022 alone.

Arrest presentation of the BKA MEK (photo credit: FLOPHILA88/CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)
Arrest presentation of the BKA MEK
(photo credit: FLOPHILA88/CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

German police reported that, on average, five antisemitic incidents occurred every day this year, Die Welt reported on Wednesday.

This marks a continuation of increasing antisemitic incidents reported in previous years, the report noted.

The Federal Criminal Police Office reported 1,555 antisemitic incidents in 2022 alone, 55 of which were classified as "violent." Other incidents include displaying neo-Nazi symbols and incitement to hatred.

Die Welt noted that despite the fact that 936 suspects were identified, no arrest warrants have been issued.

Furthermore, the report noted that the police said the total number of antisemitic crimes could be changed at a later date as saying that the numbers for the first quarter of 2022 had already been corrected from 459 to 683.

Treptowers in Berlin with offices of the Federal Criminal Police Office (credit: GEORG SLICKERS/CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)Treptowers in Berlin with offices of the Federal Criminal Police Office (credit: GEORG SLICKERS/CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

German Jewish community's response to the report

“In times of crisis, Jews often have to serve as scapegoats.”

Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of German Jews

“In times of crisis, Jews often have to serve as scapegoats,” the president of the Central Council of German Jews, Josef Schuster, told Welt, adding that though he believes the far right is the greatest threat to German Jewry, “when it comes to hostilities that are not included in the statistics, I often hear that people with a Muslim background are also involved.”