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Far-Right Terrorism Deadly Attack Exposes Lapses in German Security Apparatus

The 27-year-old German man who went on a shooting spree during the Yom Kippur holiday was out to kill Jews. He apparently self-radicalized in the darkest corners of the internet, beyond the reach of police or intelligence officials, who are woefully unprepared for this new breed of terrorism. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
11. Oktober 2019, 20:29 Uhr

Opinion This Isn't a Drill, It's the Catastrophe

Germany is a country where hatred for those who are perceived to be different slides effortlessly from a tick on the election ballot to genocide. It's not enough to install a few security cameras -- it's time for an antifascist consensus. Von Max Czollek
11. Oktober 2019, 19:45 Uhr

Increasing Anti-Semitism Macron Struggles to Contain Rising Hate Crimes

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. Von Julia Amalia Heyer
26. Februar 2019, 11:19 Uhr

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

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. Von Annette Großbongardt
30. Oktober 2018, 17:45 Uhr

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

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. Von Veit Medick und Christoph Schult
5. Oktober 2018, 18:11 Uhr

A Lost Childhood To Auschwitz and Back

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. Von Takis Würger
23. August 2018, 12:46 Uhr

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

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. Von Sven Becker und Dominik Peters
28. März 2018, 12:35 Uhr

Metamorphosis A Hungarian Extremist Explores His Jewish Roots

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. Von Jan Puhl
3. April 2014, 17:37 Uhr

EU Study Jews in Germany Fear Rising Anti-Semitism

A vast survey conducted by the EU's Agency for Fundamental Rights and published Friday contains troubling results almost exactly 75 years after Kristallnacht: Jews in Germany and seven other EU countries continue to live in fear of verbal or physical abuse -- whether in public or, increasingly, online. Von Barbara Hans
8. November 2013, 17:16 Uhr

New German Biography Hitler's Underestimated Charisma

There's no disputing Adolf Hitler was responsible for some of the most monstrous acts ever committed. In an interview about his new biography, however, historian Volker Ullrich discusses a dictator who was an anti-Semite but also a man of considerable charm. Von Jan Fleischhauer
11. Oktober 2013, 17:36 Uhr

'Yid Army' Football Teams' 'Jewish' Identities Questioned

They call themselves the "Yid Army" and "Super Jews": For decades, the fans of football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax Amsterdam have maintained a Jewish identity despite lacking links to the religion. Criticism of the practice is growing. Von Hendrik Buchheister
4. Oktober 2013, 15:38 Uhr

Missing the Point Hungarian Leader Whitewashes Anti-Semitism

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sought this weekend to convince some 500 Jewish leaders gathered in Budapest that his government is committed to combating a frightening increase in anti-Semitism. His speech, however, was notable more for what it left out than what it said. Von James Kirchick
6. Mai 2013, 15:01 Uhr

Growing Anti-Semitism World Jewish Congress Takes on Hungary

In symbolic protest of growing anti-Semitism in Hungary, the World Jewish Congress will meet in Budapest this weekend. This has angered Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who plans to address the assembly about the criticism. But no amount of talk can erase the fact that right-wing extremism is on the rise there. Von Keno Verseck
2. Mai 2013, 17:39 Uhr