‘I’m not leaving. I was born here. I’m a German Jew’

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‘I’m not leaving. I was born here. I’m a German Jew’

Anti-Semitism is resurging as populism grips Europe, fuelled by Muslim migrants and the indigenous far right

Justin Huggler

Uwe Dziuballa was locking up Schalom, the Israeli restaurant he runs in the German city of Chemnitz, when he saw the crowd of men across the street. There was something unsettling about the way they looked at him. A moment later, the first stone was thrown.

It broke a restaurant window. Another hit Dziuballa in the shoulder. Voices came from the men across the street: “Pig Jew!”

In August 2018, Dziuballa found himself at the sharp end of a new wave of anti-Semitism sweeping Europe. More than 70 years after World War 2 he was attacked in the German city of his birth for being Jewish...

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