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  • 07.12.2015

    Statement by the president of the Central Council of Jews, Dr. Josef Schuster, on the edition of "Mein Kampf"

    Dr. Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany:

    “The Central Council of Jews in Germany is convinced that Hitler’s scorning propaganda “Mein Kampf” must remain prohibited. Law enforcement authorities should rigorously prosecute the distribution and sale of the book. There is a great danger that this book will increasingly be circulated on the market after the expiry of the copyright.

  • 14.10.2015

    "These new terrible terror attacks against the Israeli population must stop immediately"

    Statement by the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, on the currant terror attacks in Israel

    "Yesterday again Israel was hit by massive terror attacks. Terrorists opened fire deliberately in a bus in Jerusalem which caused 15 casualties, while another assailant drove his car directly into a crowd of people. Until now three persons have died and many of the injured are in a critical condition.

    For over two weeks by now there have been daily attacks on Israeli citizens which have left many people badly injured. Some of the injured people have sadly succumbed to their wounds.

    Regrettably there is little media coverage of this new wave of terror that strikes Israel and in most cases, Israel is accused to be the “aggressor”. This is a distortion of facts which we will not silently accept anymore.

  • 27.02.2015

    "The whole society is obliged to speak up against antisemitism"

    Statement by Dr. Josef Schuster on the current debate around the security situation

    Statement by Dr. Josef Schuster, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, on the current debate around the security situation for German Jews:

    “Regrettably we are witnessing a raise of antisemitism across Europe. As well here in Germany we are facing a challenging situation. Not only since the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, the antisemitism coming from the radical Muslim sides is posing a critical problem, not only for Jews but for our whole society and our democratic values.

  • 01.10.2014

    “Stand up! Never again anti-Semitism!”

    Speech given by Dr. Dieter Graumann, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, at the rally “Stand up! Never again anti-Semitism!”, September 14th, 2014

    Dear friends,

    as I look around, I am very glad indeed to see that so many people have come together here today to send out a signal. It gives me a measure of strength and confidence, and it does us the world of good.

    It was beyond my wildest imaginings that we here in Germany would ever have to gather to protest against anti-Semitism together. But now that it has become necessary, we stand united and resolute here to show that there can be no place for anti-Semitism! Under no circumstances whatsoever! We will fight for this with all our might and with all our passion! Everyone in the whole world should be aware of this!

  • 06.08.2014

    "Why is there no wave of sympathy for us Jews?"

    An interview with Dieter Graumann, Chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany | RP Online, 31.07.2014

    Dieter Graumann, Chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany

    In response to the “most abhorrent anti-Semitism“, our editors interviewed the Chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, who is asking where the support and assistance of the civil society is. Many Jewish people are very unsettled and are asking if it’s once again time to pack their suitcases and leave Germany.

  • 14.06.2010

    Demonstration in solidarity with Israel

    Cologne – "The vat of hatred that is being poured out against Israel is unspeakable," said the Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dr. Dieter Graumann, at a large pro-Israeli demonstration titled "Fair play for Israel – for truth and solidarity" that took place in Cologne on 13 June 2010 ...

  • 01.06.2010

    Gaza incident: Central Council calls for calm

    The Central Council of Jews in Germany has called for calm in the debate over the Israeli raid on an international aid flotilla. "We should keep a cool head instead of spouting hot air," said the Central Council's Vice-President, Dieter Graumann, in an interview with the news agency ddp. He said that while it was entirely legitimate to ask whether Israel's actions were proportionate, he thought "the cascade of hatred" pouring down on Israel was exaggerated ...

  • 14.04.2010

    Central Council’s Secretary General criticises half-hearted prosecution of Nazi criminals

    The Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Stephan J. Kramer, has described Germany's efforts to come to terms with its Nazi past as "half-hearted and hypocritical". He told the newspaper Rheinland am Sonntag that the case of the mass murderer Martin Sandberger, who had lived undisturbed in a German nursing home, was a further demonstration of "how little interest Germany had had in prosecuting Nazi criminals during all those years" ...

  • 07.04.2010

    Central Council criticises German business relations with Iran

    In an interview with the DAPD news agency, the Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, has harshly criticised German companies doing business with Iran. He said such companies deserved "shame and contempt" for their "de-facto complicity with Tehran's regime of terror" and called on the government to adopt sanctions against Iran ...

  • 14.03.2010

    Central Council criticises orientation of expellee foundation

    Berlin/Frankfurt – The Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Salomon Korn, has demanded a re-orientation of the Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation. In the latest issue of the magazine Der Spiegel, he warned he would suspend his membership in the Foundation's board if the subject of expulsion was not discussed "in the context of the Second World War and of Nazi crimes against humanity" ...

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