germans and jews

German-Iranian arrested for throwing Molotov cocktail at synagogue

The German-Iranian citizen is suspected of being responsible for multiple attacks on synagogues in Germany on November 18.

Air planes of German carrier Lufthansa are parked at the airport in Frankfurt

Lufthansa becomes first airline to adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

The announcement comes after the airline barred a large group of Orthodox Jewish passengers from boarding a flight back in May.

15/09/2022

Are too many Germans converting to Judaism? - analysis

In a DW column titled “Why the increasing number of converts is a problem for Judaism,” Avitall Gerstetter charged that too many people in Germany convert for the wrong reasons.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
07/09/2022

An Israeli president in the Bundestag: Still moving after all these years - analysis

Even though an Israeli president addressing the German parliament is no longer novel, it remains symbolic and significant and moving.

06/09/2022

Antisemitic crimes in Germany increased by 29% in 2021 - gov't report

3,027 antisemitic incidents were registered last year, up from 2,351 in 2020, according to the German government's annual report.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
10/06/2022

Dortmund is latest German city to ban yellow stars at COVID protests

Dortmund police announced that wearing of the yellow Star of David printed with the word “unvaccinated” is banned at protests effective immediately.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
10/02/2022

German dictionary says the word ‘Jew’ is discriminatory

“For me, the word ‘Jew’ is neither a swear word nor discriminatory,” Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, told German media Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

Ruth Schreiber brings Jews and Germans together through art

This is further proof of ordinary Germans’ concern for their collective history, and that their Jewish neighbors should not be forgotten.

By MORDECHAI BECK
02/12/2021

Man injures head after falling from block at Berlin Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial near the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag was inaugurated in 2005 and consists of 2,700 concrete blocks.

Schalke fans bring Nazi deportation of local Jews to new light

The project investigates municipal, state and federal archives for the stories of victims who were deported from Gelsenkirchen, the hometown city of the Schalke 04 soccer team.

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