Antisemitism Position
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Antisemitism did not disappear from Germany with the end of the Nazi regime. On the contrary, it has been on the rise for years, taking an ever more aggressive form – not only in Germany, but throughout Europe.

Antisemitism hits first and foremost Jewish communities, but it also represents an assault on our democratic values and liberal society. To effectively counter antisemitism, one must recognize and clearly address its various manifestations. In concrete terms, successfully winning this fight means that antisemitism in right-wing and Islamist milieus, the political left, and mainstream society must be specifically analyzed and countered with appropriately differentiated measures.

AJC Berlin is among the key actors in Germany in the fight against antisemitism. In close cooperation with governmental policymakers, political organizations, and civil society, AJC Berlin raises awareness and continually works on suitable measures to counter the rise of antisemitism. The security of Jewish people, their communities, and institutions is of the highest priority.

AJC Berlin in action

AJC Berlin played a decisive role in Germany’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism, which has been recommended by the federal cabinet for use as a basis for education, justice, and policing. AJC Berlin was also the first organization to call for the appointment of a Federal Commissioner for the Fight against Antisemitism, with success.

Not only does the Federal Government now have a Commissioner for Jewish Life in Germany and the Fight against Antisemitism, but so do almost all of the German federal states. With them, AJC Berlin cooperates on such issues as the implementation of the Working Definition of Antisemitism at all state and federal levels.

AJC Berlin organizes regular meetings of the Taskforce Education on Antisemitism, a forum for educational projects to address contemporary antisemitism.