Police union calls for children to be taken away from antisemitic parents
The head of Germany’s second largest police union has responded to recent reports of antisemitism in the schoolyard by saying that authorities should be allowed to take children away from antisemitic parents.
“Authorities need to act decisively [against antisemitism] including when the aggression comes from migrants,” Rainer Wendt, head of the German Police Union (DPolG) .
“If children are raised to become antisemites we shouldn’t be afraid to take them away from their families,” he added.
DpolG is Germany’s second largest police union with 94,000 members. Wendt, who has been head of the union since 2007, regularly makes headlines due to his hardline stance on criminality.
Wendt claimed that many school directors had chosen to ignore the problem, saying “they act according to the mantra ‘it doesn’t exist in my school.’”