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Jewish man who was attacked in Berlin when Germany sees rise in anti-Semitic crimes



Police in Germany are investigating an attack on a 55-year-old Jewish man by two men in Berlin on Tuesday night, local media reported.

DW reported that the victim was wearing clothes that identified him as Jewish but did not identify what those clothes were.

The report added that the man was struck in the back as he walked through the exclusive district of Charlottenburg, just west of the center of Berlin.

  German police are investigating a 55-year-old Jewish man attacked by two men Tuesday night in Berlin, according to reports. (iStock)

German police are investigating an attack on the 55-year-old Jewish man who was attacked by two men Tuesday night in Berlin, according to reports. (IStock)

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The two attackers left him on the ground before running, investigators said. According to DW, the victim was able to make it home after the attack but called emergency services after suffering headaches and one of his legs.

According to official figures, the number of anti-Semitic crimes in Germany increased from 1,504 2017 to 1,466 2018 while the number of cases considered violent increased from 37 to 62.

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"If Germany does not want to be pushed back into the darkest chapter of its history, it will have to move forward with a non-tolerant attitude towards anti-Semitic and racist acts," the President of the European Rabbis' Conference, Chief Rabbit Pinchas Goldschmidt, told DW. "Every attack on a member of the Jewish community is also an attack on German society and its values."


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