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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:00 AM

German anti-Semitism 'deep-rooted' in society

23 January 2012 Last updated at 07:16 ET

Anti-Jewish feeling is "significantly" entrenched in German society, according to a report by experts appointed by the Bundestag (parliament).

They say the internet has played a key role in spreading Holocaust denial, far-right and extreme Islamist views, according to the DPA news agency.

They also speak of "a wider acceptance in mainstream society of day-to-day anti-Jewish tirades and actions".

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The findings of their report, due to be presented on Monday, were that anti-Jewish sentiment was "based on widespread prejudice, deeply-rooted cliches and also on plain ignorance of Jews and Judaism".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16678772

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Fri Jan 27, 2012, 05:09 AM

1. ONE-FIFTH of young Germans have never heard of Auschwitz, survey reveals

By Allan Hall
Last updated at 2:33 PM on 25th January 2012

A survey carried out two days before Holocaust Memorial Day shows more than a fifth of young Germans do not know the name of Auschwitz or what happened there.

Twenty one per cent of people aged between 18 and 30 quizzed about the most notorious Nazi extermination camp had not heard of it, the survey revealed.

And almost half of all those canvassed by the Forsa research institute said they had never visited a concentration camp despite the fact Germany has made all of those on its soil permanent memorials to the dead.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091572/One-FIFTH-young-Germans-heard-Auschwitz-survey-reveals.html#ixzz1keUZizfd

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