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Should school trips to Auschwitz be mandatory in Germany?

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13.01.2018

Anti-Semitism has many ugly faces: swastikas on building walls or in Jewish cemeteries, burning Israeli flags at demonstrations and attacks on Jews. It seems like Germany has been hit by a new wave of hatred for everything Jewish. Yet the underlying phenomenon is nothing new. Anti-Semitic attitudes have always been common in society. Despite all the crimes committed in the name of Germany, not all Jews were eradicated during the Nazi era.

But now, unlike in the past, the hatred is being expressed recklessly and without restraint. The outrage has grown accordingly. How did this happen? After all, this country has been dealing with its guilt in an exemplary manner for decades, and has been rightly held up........

© Deutsche Welle