Two years of the anti–Semitism report in Germany

In 2008, the Bundestag decided to set up an independent work group to study the state of anti-Semitism in Germany. After a year of deliberation, the group was convened and after another year had passed (we are now in 2011), they published their report. It wasn’t pretty… 20% of Germans were seen as anti-Semitic, possibly more.

Two years later, not one of their recommendations has been put into action, and there seems to be no consensus that there might be any need to for action. In the meantime, a neo-Nazi terror group has been dismantled, after they had committed a number of murders, and anti-Semitic sentiment, if anything, has risen in popularity.

You can read more in German, here: http://www.publikative.org/2013/12/11/schaumschlaegerei-gegen-antisemitismus/

And the original report of the Bundestag is here: http://dipbt.bundestag.de/dip21/btd/17/077/1707700.pdf

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