Anti-Semitism in Berlin rises by almost 20% as Jews struggle with bullying, death threats, violence

Anti-Semitism in Berlin rises by almost 20% as Jews struggle with bullying, death threats, violence
Image: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, via Charles and Hana Bruml.

[Ed. – News from 1933]

German schools have been told to take action on anti-Semitic hate crimes and bullying following several incidents involving Jewish students in the capital Berlin.

Earlier this year, a teenage boy at an international school in Berlin was subjected to months of bullying for being Jewish, while a Jewish girl at another school in the city received death threats after declaring her faith.

The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes in Berlin has increased by 19 per cent since last year, with one in five such crimes in Germany taking place in the capital, according to new statistics.

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Figures published today found that at least 80 hate crimes against Jewish people had been registered in the capital in the first six months of 2018 – 20 per cent of all 401 anti-Semitic incidents registered across the country.

In the first six months of 2017, Berlin authorities reported only 67 anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to Deutsche Welle.

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