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May 9, 2015 9:36 pm

German Official Says 25 Percent Increase in Antisemitic Hate Crimes

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A protest in Germany against antisemitism. Photo: tagesspiegel.de.

Germany’s top security official says new statistics show a sharp rise in anti-Semitic offenses last year, as well as in crimes against foreigners.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told reporters Wednesday that anti-Semitic offenses rose 25.2 percent last year to 1,596 after declining in 2013. Crimes against foreigners were up 21.5 percent to 3,945.

Read full story at the Associated Press.

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