Germany

How Rabbi Willy became an arthouse star in Berlin

By Igal Avidan, May 19, 2016

Last month in Berlin, Rabbi "Willy" Wolff attended a packed-out screening of a documentary - about himself.

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Pair seeking Holocaust survivor dad discover they are siblings

By Toby Axelrod, May 12, 2016

A half-brother and sister, children of a Holocaust survivor, have found each other with help from the International Tracing Service in Germany.

Ursula, a German, and Eli, an Israeli, have never met. But they have spoken, after ITS employee Adina Horn, who helps answer queries from people searching for relatives, made the connection and put them in touch.

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Printers spontaneously pump out hate leaflets

April 27, 2016

Universities across Germany were hit by a bizarre antisemitic cyber-attack last week.

Printers and photocopiers on college campuses began spontaneously pumping out antisemitic leaflets.

The German-language flyers contained a quotation from Mein Kampf and accused Jews of engineering the European refugee crisis.

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Shoah educator to help Yazidis document their own tragedy

By Toby Axelrod, April 27, 2016

They have been persecuted, enslaved, raped and killed by Daesh terrorists.

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Europe is changing and Jew-hate is back in force

By Toby Axelrod, March 17, 2016

Two conclusions appeared to unite those gathered at the third conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA).

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Bayern Munich apologises over ‘Auschwitz’ tweet

By Josh Jackman, March 16, 2016

German football club Bayern Munich has apologised after posting a picture that some complained was reminiscent of Auschwitz concentration camp.

The image featured train tracks running up to Bayern’s Allianz Arena below a sign emblazoned with Italian club Juventus’ slogan “Fino Alla Fine” - meaning “until the end” - crossed out in red.

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British MPs unveil guide to tackling antisemitism at major Berlin conference

By Marcus Dysch, March 15, 2016

A large delegation of British Parliamentarians, including Justice Secretary Michael Gove, has attended the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) conference in Berlin.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to address a major conference on antisemitism in Berlin

By Toby Axelrod and Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2016

More than 100 parliamentarians from nearly 40 countries will meet in Berlin today for a major conference on antisemitism.

Participants, who include German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leading British politicians, will discuss issues such as Internet hate, community relations and antisemitism in sport, as well as legal, parliamentary and governmental responses to antisemitism.

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I survived 17 selections, survivor tells SS guard trial

February 18, 2016

Three Holocaust survivors provided grim testimonies at the trial of 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning in Detmold, Germany, last week.

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Merkel; antisemitism more 'widespread' than thought

By Simon Rocker, January 24, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged strong action against antisemitism, stating that it is more widespread than imagined.

In her weekly podcast yesterday, she said that "antisemitism is more pervasive than we imagine and that we must act intensively against it," according to Israeli media.

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