Mikhail Tanaev, an Orthodox Jew living in Berlin, describes his experiences with anti-Semitism. He says he is occasionally confronted with anti-Semitism but that insults have nonetheless become part of everyday life for Jews in his synagogue.
It is not just racist but also anti-Semitic slurs which are on the rise in German schools. As DW's Oliver Pieper reports, this poses a great challenge for the country's education system.
One in four of Europe's Jews have endured anti-Semitic abuse, some violent, in the past year, according to Germany's Bild newspaper. It follows a vow by EU interior ministers to boost security for Jewish communities.
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.
Europe's largest menorah is once again aglow as Germany celebrates the start of the Jewish Festival of Lights. Noting Germany's dark history, President Steinmeier condemned the resurgence of anti-Semitic rhetoric.
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