Jewish teens enlisted to fight anti-Semitism in Germany

Source: Associated Press

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER

LUCKAU, Germany (AP) — Sophie Steiert opens a bag of kosher gummy bears and offers them to 20 other German teenagers seated around her in their high school classroom.

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“They’re really yummy,” Steiert, 16, says with an enticing smile. “And by the way, does any one of you know what kosher means?”

The students shrug. Most of the 17-year-olds never have met a Jewish person. In school, they’ve only talked about dead Jews: the 6 million killed by the Nazis.

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