The German Government will pay €35 million to combat antisemitism, it was recently revealed.
Funds will reportedly be used for research and education projects, including efforts to educate non-Jews about Jewish ways of life and culture as well as millions to be given to universities. Scientists will also be asked to draw up guidelines based on their findings, which will be given to teachers in order to help them teach.
German Education and Research Minister Anja Karliczek said: “This is the highest number [of antisemitic incidents] in the last couple of years. There’s reason for worry that this is only the tip of the iceberg and that the unreported number of daily attacks on Jews is substantially higher.”
Ms Karliczek added: “It is a shame that Jews feel threatened in our country. Especially in view of our history, we have a special obligation to protect Jews and Jewish life in Germany.”
The minister also said that the reason for the allocation of funds into the research of antisemitism was “because we need deep knowledge in order to be able to efficiently fight” it.
After a recent rise in antisemitic incidents, Germany has banned the Hamas flag. Hamas, the antisemitic genocidal terrorist group, clashed with Israel in May, which lead to widespread antisemitism in Germany with several people arrested.
A recent study found that antisemitic incidents have increased in Germany, with more reported incidents occurring in 2020 than in 2019.