Hanover (dpa / lni) - Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) called on the Holocaust Remembrance Day to «oppose any form of anti-Semitism».

In everyday life, people of the Jewish faith in Lower Saxony are repeatedly insulted, threatened and attacked, Weil said on Wednesday.

The occasion is the annual day of remembrance of the liberation of the survivors of the German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz on January 27, 1945 by soldiers of the Red Army.

"We have to be vigilant," demanded Weil.

At the moment, many corona conspiracy theories with anti-Semitic undertones are being spread.

"I find that unbearable, especially in light of the fact that many Holocaust survivors fell victim to the pandemic".

He is happy about the diverse Jewish life in Lower Saxony and wants Jews to feel safe and welcome.

In the Lower Saxony state parliament there is to be a commemoration of the victims of National Socialism in the morning (from 10 a.m.).

The Bundestag will hold a special session this Wednesday (11.00 a.m.).


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