Anti-Semitism Is on the Rise, Germany's Leader Warns on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a warning about what she called a “shameful” and rising level of anti-Semitic intolerance, German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported.

Speaking on the official government podcast, Merkel stressed the importance of highlighting intolerance because of a recent rise in anti-Jewish and other hate crimes. Her remarks came on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most infamous Nazi concentration camp.

"Anti-Semitism, racism and the hatred of others" are rising, Merkel said, adding that she planned to introduce a government commissioner role to deal specifically with anti-Semitic issues.

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