Jews in Germany share a history - if not its context





Six decades later, the legacy of World War II and the Holocaust continue to shape life among Jews living in Germany.

By the time the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, the Jewish population stood at scarcely 23,000, generally survivors of the war era and their offspring.

But in a turnaround few would have thought possible, Germany today boasts the fastest-growing Jewish population in Europe....

Between 1991 and 2005 an estimated 220,000 Jews from the former Soviet Union migrated to Germany following the reunification of Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union.


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