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with Thomas Haldenwang and Felix Klein

85 years ago, in the so-called "Night of Reichspogrom" in 1938, the National Socialists organized excessive violence against Jews in which the general population in Germany took part. Synagogues were set on fire, people were beaten, murdered and deported on the streets: just because they were Jews.

Generations later, more than 75 years after liberation from the National Socialist regime, people on German streets are despised, threatened and beaten: just because they are Jews. A right-wing extremist and anti-Semitic party is also sitting and re-elected in the German Bundestag and all state parliaments; At demonstrations against Israel, “Death to the Jews” is chanted and the extermination of all Jews is called for.

Why does this hatred of people persist so persistently in this society? Where are the social and structural roots of hatred of Jews? What can be said in response to those who stir up and exploit hatred of Jews? Is society helpless in combating hatred of Jews or do we even want to be helpless so that we don't have to do anything? What to do if the eternal mantra “Never again” is not enough and the constant “Refuse the beginnings” has been missed for a long time?

With Michel Friedman, Thomas Haldenwang (President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution), Felix Klein (Federal Government Commissioner for Jewish Life in Germany and the Fight Against Anti-Semitism)
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