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  • 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" ...

  • 12.03.2010

    Central Council criticises Israel's recent settlement plans

    Berlin – The Central Council of Jews in Germany has criticised Israeli plans to build new Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem. The Council's Vice-President, Dieter Graumann, told the online edition of the daily Handelsblatt that the plans were a "wrong signal at the wrong moment", politically unfortunate and potentially harmful ...

  • 22.02.2010

    Central Council's Vice-President: Anti-Semitism is widespread among Muslim immigrants

    Munich/Frankfurt – The Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, has warned of the danger of growing anti-Semitism among Muslim immigrants. He told the Focus magazine that the level of anti-Semitism was "alarmingly high", particularly among youths of Arab descent. "This problem cannot be dodged or pushed away," he said ...

  • 28.01.2010

    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 ...

  • 21.01.2010

    Initiative to memorialize mass gravesites in Eastern Europe

    Berlin – On January 20, one week before the Holocaust Remembrance Day, an initiative was launched to memorialize the sites of mass killings in Russia, Ukraine, and other Eastern European countries. In addition to the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and other international Jewish organisations, the initiative is supported by the Central Council of Jews in Germany ...

  • 16.01.2010

    HHLA cancels its project in Iran after harsh criticism

    Hamburg/Berlin – The Hamburg port operator HHLA, principally owned by the city of Hamburg, has cancelled its plans to participate in the expansion of the main commercial port of Iran. The project was harshly criticised by the Central Council of Jews in Germany after it became public. "With this project, HHLA is in good company with Siemens and other major German enterprises that have, for decades, maintained close and trustful trade relations with the regime in Teheran ...

  • 06.01.2010

    Central Council: Integration of Jewish immigrants requires sufficient funding

    Frankfurt/Main – The Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, has called on the Government to reverse the drastic curtailment of funding for the integration of Jewish immigrants. He said the funding cut was "definitely the wrong signal at the wrong moment" because it impeded the hitherto successful integration work of the Jewish communities in Germany ...

  • 30.12.2009

    Central Council: Minaret ban undermines freedom and tolerance

    Frankfurt/Main – The Central Council of Jews in Germany has, once again, harshly criticised the ban on minarets in Switzerland. The Central Council's Vice-President, Dieter Graumann, said the decision was a "loud and ugly signal against tolerance and freedom that should alert us all. And it is a reminder that people's concerns should be treated seriously ...

  • 21.12.2009

    Central Council condemns desecration of Auschwitz memorial

    Auschwitz/Berlin – The Central Council of Jews in Germany has expressed its dismay at the theft of the "Arbeit macht frei" sign over the entrance to the former Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland. Unknown persons stole the infamous sign at the concentration camp's gate on the night of December 17-18 ...

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