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Germany adds Jews to commission on anti-Semitism after criticism

The commission consisted of 8 members

Germany's Interior Ministry has appointed two Jews to a new commission on anti-Semitism in response to criticism that there was none among the original eight experts chosen, the ministry said Thursday.

Marina Chernivsky, of a Berlin-based organization that fights anti-Semitism and xenophobia, and Andreas Nachama, director of the Topography of Terror museum in the capital that documents Nazi-era crimes, would both join the commission.

When created earlier this year the commission drew widespread criticism for not including any Jews; the Interior Ministry responded that the religious affiliation of the experts hadn't been a criterion in the selection process.

The commission will investigate anti-Semitism in Germany over the next two years and present its findings to Parliament as a basis for a discussion on how to tackle problems.

Source: YNet

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