In the future, the federal and state governments should exchange more information about strategies against anti-Semitism: On his initiative, a first meeting on this topic is planned for 18 September. The German government's anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, announced that the commission would meet in Heidelberg on February.
Plans call for joint commission to meet twice a year. However, a contract would first have to be concluded. The committee is to exchange examples of action against anti-Semitism and to network, as Klein explained.
But legislative initiatives by the states, research projects or concrete projects such as new teaching materials for schools could also be discussed. In addition, there are plans for an exchange of information from the security sector.
Commission of experts planned
All the federal states are to take part in the meeting in February, including those that have not yet appointed their own anti-Semitism commissioner, Klein added. Seven countries already have such a commissioner, Klein calls for it for all 16. At the same time, the federal commissioner wants to set up a commission of experts to advise him. It is to include representatives of Jews, Muslims and memorials as well as education experts.
Klein said on the fringes of a meeting of the Jewish organization B'nai B'rith Europe that he hoped for a cabinet decision to set up the committee before the end of the year.