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1083 anti-Semitic incidents in 2018 in Berlin
In Berlin the number of anti-Semitic incidents rose last year by 14 percent. Especially worrying is the increased hazard potential for the Affected, it is called the Research and information unit anti-Semitism. The accusation that Muslim immigrants imported anti-Semitism, rejects the project Manager. the

the attack Here is a Belt on a Kippaträger, there is a Drohmail to a Jewish Restaurant: The Research and information unit anti-Semitism (Rias) complained of a sharp increase in Jew-hatred incidents in Berlin. The number had increased in the past year to 14 percent. A total of 2018 1083 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded in the Federal capital, 132 more than in the previous year.

more Often than in the years before anti-Semitism had assumed verrohte forms and has become more direct, said Rias-project Manager Benjamin Steinitz at the presentation of the annual reports. There is a growing willingness "to connect anti-Jewish statements with specific threats of violence or to have violence follow."

worrying is the marked increase in incidents with high risk potential for the Affected. The number of anti-Semitic attacks increased by 155 percent, from 18 to 46, the number of threats rose by 77 percent, from 26 to 46. Of the attacks, 86 people were affected, of which at least 13 children and young people under the age of 18 years.

in Addition, the Research registered also an increase in written or verbal hostility, Propaganda or events with anti-Semitic content. Here, 831 cases were documented, an increase of 22 percent. The willingness, against Jews, critics of anti-Semitic Statements or political opponents use violence, it was clear increased. This development is for many victims have already been everyday formative.

Increases the number of anti-Semitic incidents, the victims. Rias counted in the previous year, 368 Patients - nearly three-quarters more than in 2017. With 187 were about half of them Jewish, but also many non-Jewish people, opposing anti-Semitism or right-wing, hostile action.

As examples, called Steinitz, a man who was beaten by football fans from Mönchengladbach in the face after he was insulted by them as "You Jew", and this Expression was criticized. A late purchase, the seller in Berlin-Neukölln pelted a Jewish woman with a crown cork, as he saw her star of David key chain and denounced it as a "Jewish bitch". A group of people was spat upon in April 2018 on the way to the Demonstration, "Berlin Kippa", came, and with "Fuck you, you Jew" insults. A man reading in the subway, the "Jewish General, and him a driving struck a guest on the Newspapers.

researchers see strategy to exploit anti-Semitism for their own purposes

The accusation, such as the AfD, Muslim immigrants imported anti-Semitism, rejected a project Manager Steinitz. "We can't, the map on the basis of the registered incidents." There were also incidents with refugees, their share was low.

"We see clearly a strategy to use anti-Semitism for their own purposes and exploiting them for refugee hostile arguments," said Steinitz. This is a cause for concern. "The perpetrators are nearly all German citizens," added the anti-Semitism of the Jewish community of Berlin, Sigmount Königsberg officer. "The refugees to pass, I see as an attempt to such as the AfD, of private anti-Semitism to distract."

Which was founded in 2015 and by the Senate-sponsored Rias collects your data on the basis of messages via the Internet, their own observations, through collaboration with a network of civil society actors, such as the Victim support and the police statistics. All recently published statistics have in common is the increasing Trend in anti-Semitic incidents.

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