Jews advised against wearing skullcaps in Germany

Jews in Germany have been advised to avoid wearing skullcaps in public.

According to Felix Klein, the German government’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Jews should refrain against donning the kippa in parts of the country, following a rise in anti-Semitism.

“I cannot recommend to Jews that they wear the skullcap at all times everywhere in Germany,” he told the Funke newspaper group.

Jewish groups in Germany have warned that a rise in popularity of far-right groups is fostering anti-Semitism and hatred.

The situation is remarkable given that a total of about 6 million European Jews were murdered under the direction of the Nazis during the 1930s and 40s.