Increasing Anti-Semitism: Macron Struggles to Contain Rising Hate Crimes

Increasing Anti-Semitism: Macron Struggles to Contain Rising Hate Crimes

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 26, 2019

Amid a stunning increase in anti-Semitic violence in the past year, France is debating whether the yellow vest protests are to blame. President Emmanuel Macron is trying to tackle the problem, but hatred and indignation are rampant in the country. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Facing Up to Anti-Semitism: 'We Will Win Because History Is On Our Side'

Facing Up to Anti-Semitism: 'We Will Win Because History Is On Our Side'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2018

Historian Deborah Lipstadt exposed author David Irving for being a Holocaust denier in 1993. Now, she warns of the growth of what she calls "softcore" anti-Semitism. Trump and his kind, she says, are even more dangerous than those who openly agitate against Jews. Interview Conducted by Annette Großbongardt more... Comment ]


Growing Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'We Are Facing a Monster'

Growing Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'We Are Facing a Monster'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 05, 2018

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Charlotte Knobloch, 85, speaks of the fears Jews in Germany have of growing right-wing populism in the country. The former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany is also sharply critical of U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell. Interview Conducted by Veit Medick and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

A Lost Childhood: To Auschwitz and Back

A Lost Childhood: To Auschwitz and Back

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 23, 2018

The Germans stole Josef Salomonovic's childhood, but his mother wouldn't let him die -- neither in the Lodz ghetto nor in Auschwitz. This summer, he returned to the place where he was saved. By Takis Würger more... Comment ]


Corbyn's Anti-Semitism Problem: Labour Stumbles in Polls as Accusations Mount

Corbyn's Anti-Semitism Problem: Labour Stumbles in Polls as Accusations Mount

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 21, 2018

Does the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership have an anti-Semitism problem? The debate refuses to go away and new pictures from Tunisia have added fuel to the fire. By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Criticism of Israel or Blatant Anti-Semitism? BDS Movement Sets Sights on German Cultural Festivals

Criticism of Israel or Blatant Anti-Semitism? BDS Movement Sets Sights on German Cultural Festivals

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 12, 2018

The Middle East conflict has arrived in Germany in the form of boycotts against German cultural festivals. The development raises the question of where the line is crossed between criticizing Israel as a state and anti-Semitism. By Tobias Becker, Andreas Borcholte, Georg Diez and Jurek Skrobala more...


Envy and Prejudice in Germany: An Author's Quest to Explain Muslim Anti-Semitism

Envy and Prejudice in Germany: An Author's Quest to Explain Muslim Anti-Semitism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 28, 2018

Israeli author David Ranan spent a year speaking to Muslims in Germany about anti-Semitism, with the goal of understanding prejudices and their root causes. He has transformed his findings into a book that draws surprising conclusions about the extent of the problem. By Sven Becker and Dominik Peters more... Comment ]

'Risk Has Gotten Greater': German Jews Advised Against Wearing Kippah

'Risk Has Gotten Greater': German Jews Advised Against Wearing Kippah

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 27, 2015

How anti-Semitic is Germany? The Central Council of Jews is warning members of the community against wearing traditional head coverings. It is a precaution that 26-year-old Mark Krasnov has been taking for some time. By Peter Maxwill in Berlin more... Comment ]


Rising Anti-Semitism: Increasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to Israel

Rising Anti-Semitism: Increasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to Israel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 26, 2015

Following the recent terror attacks in France, more French Jews than ever before are planning on emigrating to Israel. Life there is expensive and far from perfect, but anti-Semitism in Europe, say many, is becoming intolerable. By Nicola Abé and Julia Amalia Heyer in Tel Aviv and Paris more... Comment ]

Metamorphosis: A Hungarian Extremist Explores His Jewish Roots

Metamorphosis: A Hungarian Extremist Explores His Jewish Roots

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2014

Csanád Szegedi was a prominent right-wing extremist in Hungary until he discovered his own Jewish roots in 2012. Since then, he has undergone a radical reinvention and is even learning Hebrew. His grandmother, though, continues to hide her Auschwitz tattoo. By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]