Many German-Israeli projects are working to advance tolerance and freedom. Once again this year, two of these received the Shimon Peres Prize.
Up to 1944 over one million Jews were murdered in mass shootings by the German occupying forces in what is now Ukraine. The Federal Foreign Office is promoting efforts to create memorial sites and address the past.
In Berlin, Foreign Minister Maas has opened the first conference of the European Network focusing on using education as a tool against anti-Semitism. With the support of the Federal Foreign Office, European civil society organisations want to forge closer links and exchange experiences.