A former East German state will provide Germany’s Jewish community $620,000 for a program to combat hate crimes.
The state of Thuringen’s Ministry for Social Programs pledged to pay the subsidy over three years for the program, “Changing Perspectives: Educational Initiatives Against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia,” which is run by the Central Welfare Council of Jews in Germany. Minister Klaus Zeh, of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party, said the “unique program” would become a model for the rest of Germany.
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