Passau – The Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews, Stephan J. Kramer, has once again called for the creation of the post of a Federal Commissioner for Fighting Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Anti-Semitism. "There is still no effective co-ordination between federal, state, and local authorities ...
Bamberg – The Jewish Community of Bamberg has elected a new Community Board. Heinrich C. Olmer has been re-elected chairman of the Community. The physician Antje Yael Deusel has become deputy chairman. Further members of the Board are Elizaveta Gorkurova, Isaak Lewin, and Iris Yuz-Zarfati. The Jewish Community of Bamberg has about 940 members ...
Cottbus/Frankfurt ( Oder ) – Unidentified persons pushed over twelve gravestones at the Jewish cemetery. The cost of the damage has been estimated at €5,000. "So far we have no leads on who perpetrated the attack," said the police spokesman Berndt Fleischer to the newspaper Berliner Zeitung . The mayor of Cottbus , Frank Szymanski (SPD), condemned the attack ...
Dessau – Alexander Wassermann (Chairman), Swetlana Keller and Tatiana Smotrici were elected to the Community Board at the constitutive meeting of the Jewish Community of Dessau on 15 July. Two weeks earlier, on 29 June, Leonid Portnoi had been elected Chairman of the Assembly of Representatives, according to a report in Jüdische Allgemeine ...
Berlin – The Union of Progressive Jews in Germany elected a new Board of Directors at its annual convention in July. Jan Mühlstein from Munich was re-elected Chairman for further three years. Michael Lawton from Cologne is the new Deputy Chairman. Rachel Dohme from Hameln was re-elected to the Board ...
President of the Central Council calls for NPD ban and criticises new gymnasium curriculum in Bavaria
Berlin/Munich – The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Charlotte Knobloch, has once again called for a ban on the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD): "We have to outlaw the NPD to put an end to the activities of these brown gangs."
"It cannot be tolerated that far-right extremists and neo-Nazis freely spread their propaganda in public places," she said ...
Munich – The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Charlotte
Knobloch, 75, has been re-elected as the President of the Jewish Community of
Munich and Upper Bavaria by the Community Board for further four years. Charlotte Knobloch has
been President of the Jewish Community since 1985 ...
Cottbus – The Jewish Community of Cottbus has celebrated the 10th anniversary of
its establishment. It was founded on 15th July 1998 by ten Jewish immigrants
from the former Soviet Union who wanted to revive Jewish life in the city. In 2003 the Jewish
Community of Cottbus became a registered association ...
Frankfurt/Oder – Unidentified persons have stolen money
and a computer containing personal data of Community members from the premises
of the Jewish Community of Frankfurt/Oder. The police are searching for the
robbers. The head of the Community, Wladimir Lewytzky, believes there might be
a far-right background to the incident as the Community has recently received
several anonymous hate mails ...
Berlin – The Central Council of Jews in Germany has harshly criticized statements by Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, a former Federal Constitutional Court justice, concerning persecution of Holocaust denial. In an interview to the newspaper Tagesspiegel , Stephan J. Kramer, Secretary General of the Central Council, called Hoffman-Riem's statements "irresponsible, coming from such a distinguished expert on jurisprudence" ...