The Creeping Return of Anti-Semitism to Munich: “We Can Never Again Be Silent”




“Bavaria long seen itself as a safe state for Jews. Now, the bitter truth is becoming apparent.”

Annette Seidel-Arpacı, head of the Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism (RIAS) in Bavaria





Student representative Michael Movchin



Student representative Michael Movchin


Foto: Peter Schinzler / DER SPIEGEL

“When will us Jews stop having to explain that we don’t look or speak differently from other Germans? That this is our home and that we aren’t diplomatic representatives of Israel?”

Student representative Michael Movchin





Jewish community leader Charlotte Knobloch



Jewish community leader Charlotte Knobloch


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“There isn’t a nearby tree left from which I wasn’t supposed to be hanged.”

Jewish leader Charlotte Knobloch on anti-Semitic threats she has received





Maccabi soccer coach Max Brym



Maccabi soccer coach Max Brym


Foto: Peter Schinzler / DER SPIEGEL

“Suddenly, a guy came up to me on an old mountain bike and yelled: ‘You shit Jews are to blame for this corona shit!'”

Maccabi soccer coach Max Brym





Former City Council member Marian Offman



Former City Council member Marian Offman


Foto: Peter Schinzler / DER SPIEGEL

“My conviction is that, as a Jew, I have to stand up to the Nazis.”

Former City Council member Marian Offman

“I’m not going to hide. The blue jacket with the Star of David on it: It’s not coming off.”





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