In the wake of the Yom Kippur synagogue attack in the eastern German town of Halle, the government's anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, talks about how to better protect Jewish people in the country.
In a move unprecedented in modern German history, lawmakers on Wednesday stripped a far-right politician from his role as a parliamentary committee chair. He had made comments widely condemned as anti-Semitic.
People who voted for the AfD in Thuringia "knew exactly what they were doing," says the former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Others say the growth of the far-right sent a "menacing signal."
Hundreds of people gathered at a synagogue in Halle, Germany, to hold a vigil for two people killed in the shootings. The German justice minister described the incident as a "far-right terror attack."
After the deadly attack on a synagogue and killing of a politician, the German government has set out its new measures to tackle far-right extremist violence. Opposition politicians say the plans are long overdue.
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