Jewish fears as German support for Israel is challenged on streets

Pro-Israel protest in Berlin
Image caption,Some Jewish people in Germany say they have to hide their identity due to fears over their safety

Chancellor Olaf Scholz says he’s “ashamed and outraged” at recent antisemitic attacks in Germany.

He was speaking at an event to mark the anniversary of the November pogroms of 1938, sometimes known as “Kristallnacht.”

Berlin’s staunch diplomatic support for Israel is often described as a matter of historic responsibility.

But, as fighting continues between Israel and Hamas, social discord is emerging in Germany.

I meet a woman called Noa at a Berlin synagogue where she tells me how she has family who survived the Holocaust by hiding in Poland.

Some Jewish people in today’s Germany, she says, are now hiding their identity.

“It’s scary. Why should I live and be afraid of who I am?”

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