Antisemitism in Germany in the past decade: a case study

Allah's Willing Executioners

It is difficult to keep track of the major antisemitic incidents in those European countries where the hatred is massive. Concerning Germany, for instance, I have collected more than 200,000 words of notes covering less than two years.

One rapid way to gain some perspective on Germany’s antisemitic incidents in the past decade is to peruse the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) yearly reports about the top 10 worst global antisemitic incidents worldwide. These reports have been published since 2010. These SWC reports help us to identify some of the most salient expressions of antisemitism in Germany in the past decade.

The center left, Der Spiegel, is the largest-circulation weekly in Europe. In its online edition in 2012, contributor Jakob Augstein wrote “With backing from the U.S., where the president must secure the support of Jewish lobby groups, and in Germany, where coping with history, in the meantime, has a…

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