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  • 24.11.2008

    Foundation stone laid for new synagogue

    Mainz – On 23rd November, the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Charlotte Knobloch, the Prime-Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, Kurt Beck, the mayor of Mainz , Jens Beutel, and the head of the Jewish Community, Stella Schindler-Siegreich, laid the foundation stone for the new synagogue of the Jewish Community of Mainz ...

  • 21.11.2008

    Monument inaugurated on former synagogue site

    Halberstadt – In commemoration of the destruction of Halberstadt's synagogue, a monument has been inaugurated on the site where the synagogue once stood. The monument was built by the artist Olaf Wegewitz on the foundations of the synagogue destroyed by the Nazis and is called "And the living should take this to heart" ...

  • 18.11.2008

    Two Jewish cemeteries desecrated

    Erfurt/Gotha – Unknown persons have desecrated Jewish cemeteries in the cities of Erfurt and Gotha in Thuringia . On the night of November 17-18, a pig's head was hung on a Star of David on the entrance gate of the Jewish cemetery of Gotha and the gate was smeared with a blood-like substance, according to news agencies ...

  • 15.11.2008

    Nazi “Heroes Commemoration Day” demonstration in Munich authorised by court

    Munich – A demonstration in Munich , organised by far-right groups to mark the "Heroes Commemoration Day", was authorised by the Bavarian Higher Administrative Court after it had been prohibited by the city's authorities and the Administrative Court of Munich. The judgement stated that restrictions imposed by public order regulations were sufficient to prevent the demonstration from assuming the "semblance of a Nazi commemoration" ...

  • 11.11.2008

    Charlotte Knobloch: Prime Minister Wulff’s statement is “unacceptable”

    Munich/Berlin/Hannover – The President of the Central Council has harshly criticised Lower Saxony's Prime Minister, Christian Wulff (CDU), for having spoken of "pogrom atmosphere" in connection with the debate over chief executives' salaries. "Unfortunately, there are still outrageous comparisons like this," Charlotte Knobloch told Dortmund's Ruhr Nachrichten daily ...

  • 09.11.2008

    Commemoration of 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht

    Berlin – On Sunday, 9th November an official ceremony organised by the Federal Government and the Central Council of Jews 8n Germany to mark the 70th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom took place at Berlin's Rykestrasse synagogue, the largest synagogue in Germany, which can accommodate 1200 people ...

  • 06.11.2008

    Central Council has mixed feelings about resolution on anti-Semitism

    Berlin – The resolution on anti-Semitism passed by the Bundestag on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom has been received with mixed feelings by the Central Council of Jews. The Secretary General, Stephan J. Kramer, said in Berlin yesterday he welcomed the resolution. He, however, pointed out that the refusal of the CDU/CSU faction to introduce the resolution together with the Left Party left a "bitter taste" ...

  • 31.10.2008

    Central Council criticises wrangle over anti-Semitism resolution

    Berlin – The Central Council of Jews in Germany has strongly criticised the failure of the political parties represented in the Bundestag to agree on a joint resolution commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom. "This is the dissolution of the coalition against far-right extremism and anti-Semitism," said the Secretary General of the Central Council, Stephan J ...

  • 29.10.2008

    Representatives of Central Council support "Stop the Bomb" campaign

    Berlin – A new campaign named "Stop the Bomb" was announced in Berlin yesterday. The campaign is directed against German companies' trade relations with Iran and calls on the Federal Government to stop such relations. "Those doing business with the unpredictable Iranian regime support the oppression of the Iranian people, the international terrorism, the nuclear armament of Iran , the anti-Semitic agitation and the denial of the Holocaust," argue the organizers of the campaign ...

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