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Friedländer: xenophobia anywhere in the world on the rise
Holocaust Survivor Saul Friedländer has called on the Bundestag to stand up against nationalism and hatred of minorities. Germany is said to have developed from the experience of the Nazi time to the strong bulwark against these dangers. President of the Bundestag, Schäuble, called it shameful that Jews played today with the thought of emigrating. the

With a remembrance ceremony in the German Bundestag remembered the victims of national socialism. On the occasion of the 74. Anniversary of the liberation of the German extermination camp at Auschwitz. As a memorial of the speakers of the Prague-born Israeli historian and Holocaust was loaded Survivor Saul Friedländer. His parents were murdered in Auschwitz. He himself survived in hiding.

The 1932 née Friedländer called on the Germans to defend themselves against hatred for minorities, and against nationalism. "Anti-Semitism is only one of the Scourges, of which now one Nation after the other insidious attack," said Friedlander. "The xenophobia, the lure of authoritarian rule practices and, in particular, of a further intensification of nationalism around the world are alarmingly on the rise," he said.

Germany have developed from the experience of the Nazi time to the strong bulwark against these threats, said Friedlander. He hoped, that Germany had the moral strength, tolerance and inclusiveness, humanity and freedom "to fight in short for the true democracy," - said the Holocaust researchers.

Friedländer, who emigrated to Israel in 1948, lamented growing anti-Semitism in the Form of a questioning of Israel's right to exist on the part of the extreme Right and Left. "For Jews like me and Jews everywhere, who needed a state of their own, and longed for, was the creation of life is necessary," he said. To defend the existence of the state, is a fundamental moral obligation.

In his opening speech, had called on President of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble, all the citizens against anti-Semitism and racism. There is in the society it is still "dangerous Stereotypes and prejudices, exclusion and discrimination, anti-Semitism," said Schäuble on Thursday in a ceremony of remembrance of the Bundestag for the victims of national socialism. Both the "old" and the "new immigrant" and anti-Semitism are unacceptable, "especially in Germany".

Schaeuble called it a shame that Jews today with the thought of emigrating't played the others, "because they feel safe in our country", because they would be met with hostility, or even assaulted because their children were in school, abused or bullied. "But the shame alone is not enough." The President of the Bundestag added, in addition to the hardness of the laws, there is a need, especially in everyday life", our defense against anti-Semitism, racism, discrimination of any kind".

The Bundestag intends traditionally, the Holocaust day of remembrance of the millions of victims of the Nazi regime. 27. January 1945 soldiers of the Red army of the Auschwitz extermination camp. Alone there are more than a Million people were killed.

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