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.