Hanover (dpa / lni) - In Lower Saxony there are numerous testimonies to German-Jewish culture and history.

The life of this religious community should be brought closer to the people this year.

The occasion is the festival year "1700 years of Jewish life in Germany".

Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) will sign a cooperation agreement with the association that organizes the festival year on Monday in Hanover.

The agreement is also intended to make a contribution against the increasing anti-Semitism.

Justice Minister Babara Havliza (CDU), the state's anti-Semitism commissioner, Franz Rainer Enste, and the chairwoman of the regional association of the Jewish religious communities of Lower Saxony, Katarina Seidler, also take part in the signing of the contract.

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Association of Jewish Life in Germany