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Luxury Berlin hotel denies erasing Israel from phonebook
Claude Lanzmann. Photo: DPA

French filmaker Claude Lanzmann has claimed that a luxury hotel in Berlin deliberately leaves the Israeli dialling code out of its directory for the sake of its Arab clients.

This Week in History
80 years since the Olympics gave Hitler a propaganda coup

All signs of anti-Semitism were erased from Berlin for the fortnight-long Olympic Games in 1936.

Anti-Semitism 'widespread' among German extreme left
File photo of a German synagogue. Photo: DPA

One in three of those classified as being on the 'extreme left' of the political spectrum said that Jews had "too much influence" in Germany.

Right-wing AfD splits apart in anti-Semitism row
Frauke Petry and Jörg Meuthen. Photo: DPA

Anti-semitic comments made by a politician for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) have led to infighting at the top of the party, with one the party leaders splitting from his faction in a state parliament on Tuesday.

Jewish man beaten in Berlin for wearing kippah
Photo: DPA

A young man reported being attacked in the east of the capital on Tuesday evening by a group of three men who spotted his religious skullcap.

How a Holocaust row threatens to split the AfD apart
From left: Frauke Petry, Beatrix von Storch and Jörg Meuthen. Photo: DPA

Anti-Semitic comments made by a politician for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party threaten a rift among the leadership.

World Jewish Congress slams YouTube over neo-Nazi videos
Photo: DPA.

The World Jewish Congress on Monday accused the German unit of YouTube of failing to stop neo-Nazis from using the online video channel to distribute thousands of anti-Semitic tracks.

Violent hate crime doubled in 2015 in Berlin: report
A demonstration against racism and violence in Stuttgart. Photo: DPA.

The number of attacks motivated by anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia or other forms of discrimination nearly doubled in the capital city in 2015, hate crime monitoring groups report.

German Jewish groups fear rising anti-Semitism
A man wears a kippah at a demonstration against anti-Semitism at the Brandenburg Gate in 2014. Photo: DPA

Jewish groups pushed back against government insistence that anti-Semitism is not growing in Germany at a gathering on Tuesday, saying that newly-arrived Muslim migrants and the traditional far-right both posed a threat to their safety.

How Germans joined in with Nazi-fied Christmas
Soldiers from the Volkssturm [home guard] celebrate Christmas in a bunker in 1944. Photo: Bundesarchiv Bild 183-J28377/Wikimedia Commons

Nothing was safe from the Nazis' attempt to infiltrate every corner of German life - right down to how people celebrated Christmas.

Berlin neo-Nazi charged over Auschwitz tattoo
The rail lines leading up to the entrance of Auschwitz. Photo: DPA

German prosecutors laid charges Wednesday against a far-right local politician over a tattoo bearing a notorious Nazi concentration camp slogan and a picture of Auschwitz.

Opinion
Germany can't legislate hate out of existence
A police officer clashes with protesters carrying a banner at a Pegida demo in Munich in November. Photo: DPA

Recent experience with movements like the Alternative for Germany (AfD) and Pegida have shown that German and other European countries have failed to end racism by act of parliament. The way Europe deals with hate speech needs to change, argues Tom Barfield.

Swimmer faces probe over Auschwitz tattoo
Rails run towards the entrance of the extermination camp at Auschwitz. Photo: DPA

Prosecutors are investigating a man who appeared at a swimming pool on the outskirts of Berlin with a tattoo depicting a concentration camp and an infamous slogan used by the Nazis across his back.

Two neo-Nazis racially abused a woman and her two children on a Berlin city train this weekend before urinating on them, police said on Monday.

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