“I would not recommend to anyone to walk through wearing a kippah,” said Max Privorozki of Halle, Germany.
All German political parties are infected with hatred of Jews, the chairman of the Jewish community in Halle, Germany, told the Bild newspaper.
“All parties are infected by the anti-Semitism virus,” said Max Privorozki. “It is a big problem that everyone points their finger at others, but clears themselves of any suspicion. Of course, the AfD (Alternative for Germany) has a big problem with anti-Semitism, and the willingness to stamp it out is less than with other parties.”
He added, “I would not recommend to anyone to walk through Halle wearing a kippah.”
This is because some leaders of the AfD party have downplayed the remembrance of the so-called Holocaust and praised the role of German soldiers during World War II.
A 2017 federal government study found that “40 percent of Germans hold modern anti-Semitic views, specifically hatred for Israel”, reported The Jerusalem Post. The study also estimated that nearly 33 million Germans out of a total population of 82 million in the country are “infested with contemporary anti-Semitism”.