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Over 2,700 Reported Anti-Semitic Incidents in Germany in 2021

June 30, 2022

by: JNS

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A Jewish man waiting on the streets in Munich, Germany

Thursday, 30 June 2022 | The Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism (RIAS) in Germany said on Tuesday that it documented 2,738 anti-Semitic incidents last year, including 63 attacks and six cases of extreme violence.

The German government’s commissioner to combat anti-Semitism, Felix Klein, said the number of incidents was worrying but that “at the same time, each of the reported incidents is also a step toward reducing the dark figures,” reported the AP.

The report issued by the group that tracks anti-Semitism in Germany found that the coronavirus pandemic and related anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and the Middle East conflict were the main themes.

According to Benjamin Steinitz, the head of RIAS, 964 people were affected by the incidents.

Posted on June 30, 2022

Source: (This article was originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on June 28, 2022. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)

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