Nationwide register for antisemitic offenses in Germany – commissioner
Germany’s incoming antisemitism commissioner is to establish a central register for anti-Jewish crime. Meanwhile in the Bundestag, MPs condemned antisemitism and stressed Germany’s friendship with Israel.
Felix Klein, Germany’s first antisemitism commissioner told public radio that in order to better understand antisemitism and anti-Jewish sentiment establishing a central register is to be a priority when he takes office on May 1.
“There has always been antisemitism in Germany, but it is more blatant now, more aggressive,” he said.
He stressed that there were already good regional initiatives, but that a nationwide register would help get “a good overview” of anti-Jewish offenses in Germany.
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