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Germany: Jewish official threatened in street
Berlin police investigating claims by senior Jewish official who says he was threatened in city's street on Yom Kippur

German police are investigating a claim that a senior Jewish official was threatened by a man in the street shortly after visiting a Berlin synagogue with his family.

 

A Berlin police spokesman says Stephan Kramer, the general secretary of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, alleges the incident happened Wednesday on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.

 

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Police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf said Friday that both Kramer, who was carrying a gun at the time, and the unnamed man have filed criminal complaints that the other threatened them.

 

Last month a Jewish man was taken to a hospital with head injuries after being attacked in Berlin by a group of youths of apparent Arab origin.

 

 

 

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