The far-right Alternative for Germany, in parliament and rising in the polls, wants an ethnically pure, authoritarian Europe. It feeds anti-Semitism, Holocaust revisionism and anti-migrant violence. How could a single Jew join them?
Born in Munich in 1932, Charlotte Knobloch survived the Holocaust by hiding on a farm in northern Bavaria. After the war, she returned to Munich where she has been head of the Jewish community since 1985, and oversaw the opening of the new main synagogue and community center in 2006/07.
She has served as the World Jewish Congress's Vice-President and Commissioner for Holocaust Memory and as head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. She was awarded the Grand Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008.
Opinion What We German Jews Hear When the U.S. Ambassador Says He Wants to 'Empower' Toxic Populists
When Richard Grenell praises the 'resurgence' of Europe's 'anti-establishment' populists, in a country where the virulently anti-Semitic, populist far right has returned to parliament, he puts German Jews and democracy in danger