17 February 2019 - 12 Adar I 5779 - י"ב אדר א' ה' אלפים תשע"ט
Germany appoints its first envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism E-mail

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) recently welcomed the German government’s appointment of Dr Felix Klein as the country’s first Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.

“Already a leader in Europe in the fight against antiSemitism, Germany has taken another praiseworthy step in addressing the need for a dedicated and expert individual to protect the well-being of the country’s Jewish community, and Dr Felix Klein is without a doubt the best choice for the position,” said WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer. “As Special Representative for Relations with Jewish Organizations in the German Federal Foreign Office over the last four years, Dr Klein played a pivotal role in Germany’s efforts to combat anti-Semitism, drawing wide attention to the very real threats experienced by Jewish communities across Europe, to the dangers of far-right extremism, and to the importance of preserving the memory of the Holocaust,” Singer added.

The Federal Cabinet of Germany appointed Ambassador Felix Klein to be Federal Government Commissioner for Jewish Life in Germany and the Fight against Anti-Semitism, effective 1 May 2018. “Felix Klein will advance the cause of Jewish life in Germany with persistence and tact and will devote his energy to fighting anti-Semitism,” said Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of the Interior.

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