State Parliament President André Kuper warned: “Against the background of German history, we are all responsible for ensuring that Jewish life with its symbols, signs and joie de vivre is normal in our country – without fear of anti-Semitic hostility and attacks.”
The document is considered to be the oldest evidence of Jewish life in what is now Germany.
The Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Abraham Lehrer, accepted the special stamp for the association “321-2021: 1700 years of Jewish life in Germany”. He appealed to citizens to use the brand to draw attention to the festival year.
The general secretary of the association, North Rhine-Westphalia’s former school minister Sylvia Löhrmann, asked: “Send the smallest advertising poster all over the world and contribute to the success of the festival year 2021-1700 years of Jewish life in Germany!”
The Federal Government Commissioner for Jewish Life, Felix Klein, described the stamp as “one of the many building blocks that contribute to making Jewish life in Germany more visible”.
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