It follows national ‘kippah marches’ in Erfurt, Potsdam, Berlin and Cologne on Wednesday, which were provoked by a community leader’s warning against “openly wearing a kippah” in large urban areas.
Two men wearing kippot were assaulted last week, and the newly-appointed government envoy for tackling antisemitism said he was “not surprised” some Jews have considered emigrating.
Organisers added that the #KippaHeadsUp rally is intended to allow participants to “experience the feeling of vulnerability that can come with wearing something identifiably Jewish”.
Anne, one of the organisers of Sunday’s #KippaHeadsUp event, told the Times of Israel: “A lot of people don’t have any markers that marginalize them and maybe they can get more sensitive to that.
“We’re trying not to put a stamp of political parties on it. We don’t want talking heads, we don’t want politicians to use it.
“We’re just citizens of Berlin who felt the need to do something.”
Footage of the attack last week shows the attacker shouting "yahudi", the Arabic word for Jew, while lashing the victim with his belt, CNN reported.
The victim, Adam Armoush, a 21-year-old Israeli who is not Jewish, told German media he had worn the kippah in an attempt to prove Berlin did not have an antisemitic atmosphere.
Days later, Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the attack while expressing concern over the emergence of "another form of antisemitism” outside of that perpetrated by the far-right.There are an estimated 200,000 Jews living in Germany, most of them immigrants from the former Soviet Union and their descendants.