Brutal Attack on Jewish Men in Berlin Caught on Camera
Two Jewish men were assaulted in the Prenzlauerberg section of Berlin in an incident reported to be motivated by anti-Semitism.
The attack, which took place Tuesday night, was captured in a video recording taken by the Jewish victims and originally published by Germany’s Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Anti-Semitism. In the recording, three attackers seen approaching the victims and are repeatedly heard heckling them, yelling “Yehud”, the Arabic term for Jew.
One of the attackers then proceeds to remove his belt and strikes the Jewish men who were identifiable due to their kippas – the traditional Jewish head coverin
JFDA’s representative Levi Salomon discussed the incident and said it was “unbearable to see that a young Jewish man is attacked on a public street in the well-off Berlin quarter of Prenzlauer Berg because he is showing himself to be a Jew."
With anti-Semitism on the rise across Europe, it has become increasingly dangerous for many Jews in large cities to outwardly display their Jewish identity for fear of similar attacks.
The head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Joseph Schuster said he was "shocked" by the incident, noting that it had occurred in a "bourgeois" area and not in a "majority Muslim quarter".