What do Jews living in Germany feel about antisemitism in Germany? Are they affected? Do they feel it on a daily basis? A couple Jews opened up to share.
Antisemitism in Germany
Antisemitism in Germany is on the rise. Can you believe it? Less than 75 years after the end of the Holocaust, people have already forgotten. The world says “Never Again,” but what does it mean to them? Jews in Germany feel threatened. GERMANY! The same place where Hitler rose to power not long ago. How can Jews already have been targeted again in a place that is still stained by the memory of World War II? It is frightening, to say the least.
The Jews in this video shared their personal experiences about their encounters with antisemitism. One Jew, Valentin Lutset, was in the synagogue in Halle when a shooter came and tried to enter the synagogue on Yom Kipper and murder Jews. Valentin is still trying to deal with the trauma. He also rarely wears his Yarmulke in public because of the fear that he will become the victim of antisemitism. Is that how a Jew should live?
Lutset said, “Antisemitism is becoming routine again.” What a sad statement. What a horrific reality. A student named Naomi Henkel-Gumbel has chosen to live in Israel for several months of the year because of the antisemitism in Germany. How much longer can this go on for?