April 26th, 2009

Meeting centre against anti-Semitism opened in Brandenburg

Gollwitz – A youth meeting centre dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism was opened at Gollwitz Castle (state of Brandenburg) at the end of April. The goal of the new institution is to combat the spread of racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism by organising educational and cultural projects involving Jewish and non-Jewish youths. The opening ceremony was attended by Brandenburg's Prime Minister, Matthias Platzeck (SPD), a member of the Presidium of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, and the Israeli ambassador, Yoram Ben-Zeev, according to a report in the Märkische Allgemeine newspaper. In his speech, Josef Schuster wished the centre to become a place where young people would be able to meet in a merry and cordial atmosphere. (26.04.2009)