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Anti-Semitism-EU study : Jews in Germany feel increasingly unsafe

A large majority of European Jews feel a growing anti-Semitism exposed. In a on Monday presented survey of the EU Agency for fundamental rights in twelve European countries, 89 percent of the surveyed Jews said that anti-Semitism had worsened in their country over the past five years. In Germany, 89 percent of the respondents are of this opinion.

At the same time, there were in the survey in no other country has such a high proportion of personally of anti-Semitic incidents, Concerned as it is in Germany: 41 per cent of respondents-Jewish Germans claimed to have made in the past twelve months, in your everyday life anti-Semitism experienced in the past five years, saw even more than one in two (52 percent), with hostility to Jews faced. In the average of all twelve of the study countries of the EU, only 28, or 39 per cent had this experience. In Germany, 46 percent of the respondents stated to not avoid occasionally certain areas because they feel safe there as Jews.

anti-Semitism officer wants the case of the round table

"anti-Semitism as normal – this should not take Europe as a continent of enlightenment," said the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, on Monday. At the same time, he urged the EU States to step up the fight against hostility to Jews: "the countries of The EU need to engage much more in the fight against anti-Semitism, in order to guarantee the safety of Jewish life."

On the question of the offenders, 41 per cent of the of an anti-Semitic incident in Germany to be Concerned that it was from your point of view to extremist Muslims, 20 percent saw the extreme Right as perpetrators, while a further 16 per cent of the extreme left. The study is complementary to the image of the Police crime statistics show, said the Central Council of the Jews. The crime statistics show that more than 90 percent of the crimes are motivated by the extreme right.

The anti-Semitism commissioned by the Federal government, Felix Klein, now wants to clarify, as it comes to the different outcomes: "We need to investigate, especially the opposition, why are the Numbers in this study, which represents the subjective perception of Jews, as much from the police crime statistics differ," said the Small day-to-day level. "For this purpose, a round table should be established, in which representatives of Jewish organizations, Muslim associations and mosque communities and the police to participate."

"Some of them look back to where the suitcases are"

the study shows that 44 percent of respondents considered Germany to emigrate. It will also be discussed in the Jewish community of Berlin increasingly, said the anti-Semitism officer of the municipality, Sigmount Königsberg, the daily mirror. "Up in the 80s, we were constantly living out of a suitcase." Then, there have been signs that the security indicated. "In the meantime, some look back to where the suitcases are."

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