Germany / 27-11-2014

Central Council of Jews in Germany: antisemitism is becoming more and more public

Source: Allgäuer Zeitungsverlag

The outgoing president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, issued a sobering conclusion to the development of antisemitism in Germany.


Graumann told the newspaper "BILD": "For a while I noticed that antisemitism is becoming increasingly public and is no longer hidden. We often receive antisemitic messages sent according to name and address."


"Some people are no longer ashamed and no longer hide their hostility to Jews". Graumann explained this phenomenon by the decay of the Holocaust memory. Auschwitz is far away. The shock concerning the Nazi crimes is probably no longer rooted.


Graumann was especially shocked from the antisemitic riots during the Gaza conflict last summer: "We have seen this summer, during the war in Gaza, demonstrations of pure primitive hatred against the Jews that broke out again.


It is very hard for me to talk about it but: When there are calls in the streets of Germany "Jews to the gas", it hurts us greatly. "