January 28th, 2010

Charlotte Knobloch calls for stronger efforts to fight far-right extremism

Munich – On the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day, the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, called for stronger efforts to fight racism and anti-Semitism. "This day reminds us that – considering the scale of the crime – it is our duty not to give a forum to anti-democrats," she said at a commemoration ceremony held in the Bavarian Parliament on 27 January. " It is unacceptable that, 65 years after the fall of the Nazi reign of terror, far-right extremists spread their Nazi ideology and attempt to abuse our liberal rule-of-law state with their perfidious strategies and to undermine our democracy." Charlotte Knobloch said that it was necessary to put an end to the "destruction of democratic rights" and called once again for a ban on the far-right National Democratic Party. (28.01.2010)