Mrs Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, the office of the anti-Semitism was officer in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, there is the Post already. How much too late he comes in Düsseldorf?

It is good that the office was created and to talk idly about whether it would have been better. Actually, it is not so that for every task a supervisor: for example, There are military officer or data protection officers, but these are not comparable tasks. Unfortunately, we are experiencing a much greater visibility of anti-Semitism in Germany, which has various causes.

How is anti-Semitism ever met?

Immediately I was affected. But about six years ago, a court in Cologne has banned the circumcision as bodily injury punishable. In my former capacity as Minister of justice, I am in the legislative process with many Jewish organizations and individuals. From the stories I know, as always and now even more afraid to attack, because there are a variety of events. It is not always a Crime or a physical assault, it is also about the everyday use of the term “the Jew” in connection with bullying, Derogatory and conspiracy theories. I can well understand how this leads to uncertainty and fear.

where’s the Plus of nine percent in anti-Semitic crimes in 2018 in North Rhine-Westphalia, in comparison to the previous year?

In NRW lives of the greatest part of the Jewish community, but in all of the länder, the Numbers have increased. Regardless of the increase of pure deeds, the Problem is especially visible. Earlier taboos according to the Motto “you can’t say” have been broken. Your hatred of some of the public out roar on the different levels. The climate has changed overall. Whether there used to be so much less action, I can not judge, because one or the other might not come at all in the statistics. It is a threatening development, the need to a worry – without If and But.