He was trying to show that wearing a kippa on the streets of Berlin was no problem. But when Adam, a young Arab Israeli living in Berlin, donned a Jewish skullcap he had been given by a friend, it did not take long for him to be viciously attacked.
Janina Levy intervened in an anti-Semitic attack on two men wearing skullcaps that caused outrage across Germany. Levy's bravery has been recognized with a coveted award for civil courage.
Janina Levy has been awarded a prize after stepping in to stop an anti-Semitic attack on a boy wearing a kippa in Berlin. "There is always something you can do" against bigotry and injustice, she told DW.
Thousands have rallied in the capital and elsewhere in Germany to express outrage at a spate of anti-Semitic incidents. DW's Jefferson Chase attended the Berlin event to see if it entailed anything more than symbolism.
After an Arab-Israeli man wearing a skullcap was attacked in Berlin, the assailant has now been sentenced to four weeks' detention. The case sparked outrage in Germany, with thousands rallying against anti-Semitism.
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