Ceremonies have taken place around the world to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day. At an event in the German parliament, concentration camp survivor Ruth Klüger described some of the horrors she experienced.
On April 22, 1945, Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin was liberated. Over 700,000 visitors flock to the museum and memorial site each year. But its director is nevertheless concerned.
A punk rock vocalist has criticized two award-winning artists for invoking Auschwitz to describe their "defined" bodies. The hip-hop artists have distanced themselves from anti-Semitism after public outrage in Germany.
The German chancellor called it "inconceivable" that Jewish institutions still need police protection. Angela Merkel said that Germany's new government needs an anti-Semitism commissioner.
The controversy at the German Echo music awards and the recent assault in Berlin are alarming signs of growing anti-Semitism in Germany. Different Jewish musicians tell DW how they interpret the events.
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