The Jews are an ethnoreligious group originating from the Israelites, or Hebrews, in the Middle East during the second millennium BCE, in the part of the Levant known as the Land of Israel.
Jews can be people who were born to a Jewish family (matrilineal descent), regardless of whether or not they follow the religion, or people without any Jewish ancestral background who have formally converted to Judaism. The worldwide Jewish population reached a peak of 16.7 million prior to World War II, but approximately 6 million Jews were systematically murdered during the Holocaust conducted by Nazi Germany. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Jews.
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Four years ago, Belgium was struck by the first terrorist attack from a suspected returned former fighter with "Islamic State." The suspect in the killing of four people at Brussels Jewish Museum went on trial in Brussels on Thursday. Teri Schultz reports.
A surge in anti-Semitism in Europe has made many Jews consider leaving, according to an EU survey. Anti-Semitism has risen particularly in France, with Jewish people in Germany reporting the highest level of harassment.