Germany is investing EUR 22 million in improving the security of synagogues and other Jewish institutions. The decision follows the attack on a synagogue in Halle last year. A heavily armed German neo-Nazi tried to penetrate the synagogue. When that did not succeed, he killed a passer-by and an employee of a doner business and injured two others.
In Germany, the attack was met with dismay. In recent years, the country has seen a resurgence of anti-Semitic expressions. Just a few days ago, Chancellor Merkel called it a disgrace that many Jews do not feel safe and respected in Germany.
Conscious of our responsibility
“The Jewish community can count on the German authorities to do all they can to ensure its safety“, said Interior Minister Horst Seehofer today. “We are aware of our responsibility
Josef Schuster, head of the Central Jewish Council in Germany, said that the amount released by the government enables the Jewish community to take adequate measures. “The attack in Halle showed us the urgent need to protect Jewish life