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  • 06.05.2009

    Charlotte Knobloch receives Medal of Europe

    Munich – The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany has been awarded the Bavarian Medal of Europe. Speaking at the award ceremony in Munich , the State Minister for Federal and European Affairs, Emilia Müller (CSU), said Charlotte Knobloch was receiving the Medal for her commitment to "establishing closer links between German-speaking Jewish communities in Europe " ...

  • 26.04.2009

    Charlotte Knobloch is concerned about spread of far-right ideas in society

    Munich – The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, has warned against the possibility of far-right parties gaining influence in the wake of the economic crisis. According to Knobloch, there has been a rise in anti-Semitism and xenophobia in recent months. Knobloch told the news agency dpp that the "permeation of certain sections of society" by far-right ideas has "increased immensely" ...

  • 26.04.2009

    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 ...

  • 22.04.2009

    Central Council welcomes search for mass grave of concentration camp prisoners in Jamlitz

    Jamlitz – Excavations looking for the remains of 753 people shot by the SS at the Lieberose labour camp, an auxiliary to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, at the beginning of February 1945 began in Jamlitz (state of Brandenburg ) on 22 April. Peter Fischer of Germany 's Central Council of Jews said the search, which had been refused for years by the owner of the land and was allowed only after a lengthy court battle, was "in the spirit of elementary humanitarian rights" ...

  • 16.04.2009

    Central Council criticises Germany 's behaviour with regard to Demjanjuk's extradition

    Berlin – The Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Stephan J. Kramer, has criticised Germany 's behaviour with regard to the extradition of the suspected Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk. He said that, although the state prosecutor's office in Munich had issued an arrest warrant, Germany had not yet officially submitted an extradition request to the US ...

  • 26.03.2009

    Federal states to subsidize Abraham Geiger College

    Berlin – At their meeting in Berlin, the prime ministers of the federal states decided to add the Abraham Geiger College in Potsdam to the list of institutions jointly subsidized by the states. In future, this rabbinic college established in 1999 will receive €250,000 p. a. from the states and an additional €50,000 p ...

  • 21.03.2009

    Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe to receive higher payments

    Frankfurt/Berlin – Beginning in January 2010, Jewish Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe will receive increased payments from Germany . In its negotiations with the German government, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Jewish Claims Conference, JCC) secured an agreement that all recipients of payments from the Central and Eastern European Fund will receive €240 per month ...

  • 10.03.2009

    Boycott call against "Durban II"

    Berlin – The Jewish Community of Berlin, the Jewish Forum for Democracy and against Anti-Semitism, and the Coordinating Council of German Non-Governmental Organizations against Anti-Semitism have issued a joint press release calling on the German government to boycott the UN conference "Durban II". The ...

  • 09.03.2009

    Conference on Jewish-Russian immigration to Germany

    Frankfurt – A conference entitled " Germany of All Places! Jewish-Russian Immigration to the Federal Republic of Germany" will be held at the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt on March 22-24. Vladimir Kaminer has been invited to speak on "New Home". Professor Tobias Brinkmann will discuss Germany 's transformation from a transit country to a country of final destination for Jewish-Russian immigrants ...

  • 26.02.2009

    Charlotte Knobloch warns against Church anti-Semitism

    Berlin – The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Charlotte Knobloch, has warned against anti-Jewish tendencies in the Christian Churches . She told the Welt Online newspaper that recent events demonstrated "how deeply rooted anti-Semitic sentiments are, especially in fundamentalist factions of the Catholic Church" ...

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