Skullcap-wearing Jews unsafe in parts of Germany, antisemitism czar says
The German government’s top official against antisemitism said Saturday he wouldn’t advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country.
Felix Klein was quoted in an interview with the Funke newspaper group as saying that “my opinion has unfortunately changed compared with what it used to be” on the matter. He said: “I cannot recommend to Jews that they wear the skullcap at all times everywhere in Germany.” He didn’t elaborate on what places and times might be risky.
Klein blamed “increasing social disinhibition and brutality.”