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

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


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


“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


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. “