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‘Talk less, do more’: World Jewish Congress leader’s call to halt antisemitism

Ronald Lauder’s Auschwitz memorial address will demand action against a rising tide of hatred
German chancellor Angela Merkel and Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial and museum. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

The president of the World Jewish Congress has accused leaders of contributing to the “drip, drip method” of spreading antisemitism, comparing it to the defamation campaigns that culminated in the Holocaust.

Ahead of the 75th anniversary on Mondayof the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Ronald Lauder said that governments spent too much time talking about the dangers of antisemitism and not enough time tackling it.

“The writer and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel said that

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