"We Can Never Again Be Silent" The Creeping Return of Anti-Semitism to Munich

The German state of Bavaria has become home to a rising number of anti-Semitic incidents, with many of them linked to protests against coronavirus measures. Jews in the state are growing increasingly nervous.
A participant in an anti-corona demonstration wearing a yellow Star of David

A participant in an anti-corona demonstration wearing a yellow Star of David

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DER SPIEGEL 04/2021
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"Bavaria long seen itself as a safe state for Jews. Now, the bitter truth is becoming apparent."

Annette Seidel-Arpacı, head of the Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism (RIAS) in Bavaria

Student representative Michael Movchin

Student representative Michael Movchin

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"When will us Jews stop having to explain that we don't look or speak differently from other Germans? That this is our home and that we aren't diplomatic representatives of Israel?"

Student representative Michael Movchin

Jewish community leader Charlotte Knobloch

Jewish community leader Charlotte Knobloch

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"There isn't a nearby tree left from which I wasn't supposed to be hanged."

Jewish leader Charlotte Knobloch on anti-Semitic threats she has received

Maccabi soccer coach Max Brym

Maccabi soccer coach Max Brym

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"Suddenly, a guy came up to me on an old mountain bike and yelled: 'You shit Jews are to blame for this corona shit!'"

Maccabi soccer coach Max Brym

Former City Council member Marian Offman

Former City Council member Marian Offman

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"My conviction is that, as a Jew, I have to stand up to the Nazis."

Former City Council member Marian Offman

"I'm not going to hide. The blue jacket with the Star of David on it: It's not coming off."

Max Brym

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