In Germany “any kind of advocacy for Palestine, or solidarity for Palestine, is considered antisemitic,” said one Jewish activist.
Germany’s Jews had a strong ally in Angela Merkel, who confronted antisemitism head on throughout her 16 years leading the nation, and most recently during the May fighting between Israel and Hamas, when she condemned anti-Israel and antisemitic protests. This week’s federal elections have ushered in a new era for Germany. But it could take weeks or even months for a coalition government to form, and its leader is not yet assured. There are only a few likely scenarios though. What will each mean for Jewish life in Germany?
When I visited Berlin a number of years ago, I was surprised by the number of plaques embedded in the city’s streets that contain the name of Jews sent to their death by the Nazi regime.
“I never really considered ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’ to be only a children’s movie,” Link said.
The new book by Tina Frühauf looks at the history of Jews in Germany through the prism of their musical culture.
“I really do want to make sure we do not get defined by just being a victim or by the question of antisemitism.”
Innocuous groups like anti-war activists, LGBQT people and New Agers are marching side by side with anti-vaxxers and neo-Nazis
Marc Caplan interprets the works of David Bergelson, Der Nister and Moshe Kulbak as allegorical critiques of the Modern Age.
Torture, abuse and malnourishment were commonplace at the homes, according to a German TV report.