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Pitfalls of Dating German Men

September 25, 2017

Hayley Alexis has been blogging about Germany ever since she landed in Munich from the US about two years ago. Her YouTube videos about life in Munich have garnered a sizeable following, particularly those about romance in Deutschland. Like many newcomers, she was enchanted by the type of man who may have justified Hitler’s racist categorization of Germans as the superior race (yes, that was a Holocaust j

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Show me the Nazis!

September 24, 2017

Orit has been making waves in German media with her viral video documenting her "Nazi hunt" at a Munich beer hall where the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party held their victory celebrations for having secured 13% of the vote, to the horror of the established Jewish community. Watch the version with English subtitles on Orit's blog at the Jewish Journal, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN9eXzoYBw8 Watch the version with German subti

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Video interview with Jetzt/Sueddeutsche Zeitung

September 10, 2017

Sandra Sterling of Jetzt.de interviews me about the reactions I get, particularly at nightclubs, when I tell Germans I'm from Israel. This follows an article I wrote on the subject, Politics on the Dancefloor (German /

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German Jews and Germany’s Elections

September 10, 2017

Jerusalem Post Magazine cover story, September 9, 2017 The Jewish community in Germany is not necessarily a voting bloc that needs to be catered to ahead of the German federal election on September 24. Indeed, with an estimated German-Jewish population of about 200,000 (out of 82 million), the Jewish vote won’t likely tip the scales in anyone’s favor. However, according to one Jewish community organizer, Elio Adler, the Jewish voice should be of particular interest to German leadership. For PDF version, click Read More

Caught in a Zionist Firestorm

September 10, 2017

September 9, 2017, Jerusalem Post For the rest in PDF version, click here. For Jpost link, click here. German families are known to keep secrets about the Nazi era. Lysann Bendel’s family in Dresden was no different. Bendel was born to the son of a local firefighter who lost his first wife and two children in the controversial 1945 Dresden

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Beards with Jewish roots compete internationally

August 23, 2017

JNS, August 21, 2017 Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin often meet Haim Hoffmann when they enter. He always asks them to leave their backpacks at the reception desk before entering this former brush factory, which was used to save Jews during the Holocaust. The visitors also notice Hoffmann’s weird beard. “You should try that,” a Jewish tourist from Florida told her husband, pointing to Hoffmann’s strange sprout. “It’s called the ‘Three-day Freestyle,’” Hoffman, the museum’s shift manager, says when t

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