The Shame Game (2002) – Germany’s terrible past still lies heavily on its shoulders. Now, anti-Semitism appears to be on the rise once again – but why?
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Accusations of racism are not just being levelled at right-wing skinheads, however, but also at some of the country’s leading politicians. Jurgen Mollemann, vice-president of the Conservative Free Democrats (FDP), recently attracted attention by condemning Israeli military incursions into the occupied territories. But he went still further, controversially claiming that Ariel Sharon’s actions, as well as the attitude of Germany’s Jewish Council, are stoking the fire of anti-Semitism. Germany’s past is a burden for both Jewish and non-Jewish Germans alike, but is it stifling modern debate?
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