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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A group of descendants of Jewish refugees who fled the Nazi regime during the Holocaust are challenging the German government's rejection of their applications to restore their German citizenship. Keith Walker speaks with Nick Courtman, a PhD researcher in the German department at the University of Cambridge, who has been campaigning against the current situation.
Descendants of Jewish escapees from the Nazis have been denied German citizenship, despite constitutional guarantees of their right to it. Individuals in the UK are considering a legal case against the German government.
Twelve photographers were asked to participate in a long-term project, with the aim of exploring Israel from a personal view via their camera. Their photographs and videos are now on show at the Jewish Museum in Berlin.