Cologne Mayor: Contrary to Claims of anti-Semitism, Residents Welcome New Jewish History Museum

Dismissing suggestion by an archaeologist that some Cologne residents may be less than proud of city's Jewish heritage, Mayor Jurgen Roters says opposition to museum's construction stems primarily from budgetary and administrative concerns.

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Cologne’s mayor categorically rejected allegations that city residents opposed building a Jewish museum for anti-Semitic reasons, saying that opposition to the museum and to archaeological digs in the German...