Yochonon Gordon and Terry Swartzberg are orthodox Jews and missionaries from the US, preparing for Passover in Munich. The annual feast celebrates the escape of the ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.
Germans are commemorating the 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Nazi-inspired nationwide pogrom against Jews. Politicians in Berlin are hoping to rebuild a synagogue on the spot where Germans destroyed it in 1938.
The older brother of a French extremist has gone on trial accused of helping his sibling prepare a 2012 terror rampage in Toulouse. Over nine days, Mohammed Merah killed several Jewish children and two Muslim soldiers.
Recent reports about football fans using the Holocaust to insult their rivals originate from a centuries-old habit of perceiving Jews as lesser beings. This should not be accepted, says DW’s Felix Tamsut.
A British woman in her early 20s has died after being stabbed by a Palestinian man in Jerusalem. Thousands of Christians and Jews were celebrating Good Friday and Passover in the city at the time of the attack.
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