Five kids commit sexual and antisemitic assault against man in Berlin

The attack took place at a memorial for the deportation of more than 32,000 Jews.

People attend a demonstration themed with the slogan "#unteilbar" (indivisible) to protest against antisemitism, racism and nationalism in Berlin, Germany, October 13, 2019 (photo credit: HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/REUTERS)
People attend a demonstration themed with the slogan "#unteilbar" (indivisible) to protest against antisemitism, racism and nationalism in Berlin, Germany, October 13, 2019
(photo credit: HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/REUTERS)
A group of adolescents sexually assaulted and uttered antisemitic slurs at a 68-year-old man in the Berlin district of Moabit on Tuesday. It was the second violent antisemitic assault since Monday.
The police wrote that a group of kids between the ages of 12 and 15 called the man “Jew” a number times and “two of the perpetrators grabbed him between his legs.” The attack took place on the Putlitz Bridge close to the site of a Holocaust memorial for the deportation of more than 32,000 Jews to extermination camps during World War II. It is unclear if the victim was Jewish.
The attack on Tuesday follows another one on Monday which took place in the Berlin subway. A man boarding the subway punched another man in the face while insulting him with antisemitic remarks, Berlin police said in a statement.
Berlin has been plagued by violent antisemitic assaults in the last months. In December, three teenage students taunted a fellow 14-year-old pupil with antisemitic insults while they strangled him, Berlin police said. The student survived the assault.
According to a police statement, the three assailants “are said to have tied him up and choked him while expressing antisemitic abuse.


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