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  • Germany should award pensions to ghetto survivors, Jewish body says

    March 3, 2013 | 7:08 am

    Germany's main Jewish body is calling on the German government and parliament to step in on behalf of survivors of World War II ghettoes who have not yet received a German pension for their work.

    Dieter Graumann, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said in a statement...

  • German Parliament passes law guaranteeing legality of ritual circumcision

    December 12, 2012 | 10:58 am

    The German Parliament passed a law protecting the right of Jewish and Muslim parents to choose a ritual circumcision for their sons, after months of heated debate over efforts to ban the practice.

    In all, 434 legislators voted Wednesday for the new law proposed by the federal...

  • German Jews more than victims, community head says

    January 5, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Jews in Germany must stop emphasizing their role as victims and develop their positive Jewish identity, said Dieter Graumann, the new head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany.

    Graumann, 60, told the Financial Times Deutschland in an end-of-the-year interview that while it is...