Anti-Semitic attacks are increasing in Berlin. As the German association warns, many cases are linked to … the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the results of the Federal Association for Research and Information Centers on Antisemitism, in 2020 there were 1004 cases of anti-Semitic attacks.
That’s 13 percent more than the previous year. In 2019, 881 similar events were recorded.
It turns out that one in five cases is related to the Coronavirus epidemic.
For example, there have been cases in which, as part of conspiracy theories, Jewish and Jewish women have been blamed for the spread of the virus.
– dw.com reports.
Not just the far right
It turns out that right-wing “extremists” or “populists” have a large share in attacks on Jews. However, the events that involve them do not constitute the majority.
The number of anti-Semitic incidents involving right-wing extremists or right-wing populists made up the largest proportion – 271 cases.
– We read.
Samuel Salzburg, Commissioner for Antisemitism in the Federal State of Berlin, responded to the case.
Anti-Semitic views exist independently of the coronavirus pandemic, but are used as an excuse to spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
– He said.
mly / dw.com
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