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German Jewish leaders fear rise of antisemitic conspiracy theories linked to Covid-19

Opponents of lockdown holding Jews increasingly responsible for spread of virus
Police officers move towards a protester waving an imperial German flag during a demonstration against lockdown measures in Berlin in May by rightwing extremists. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

A leader of Germany’s Jewish community has expressed alarm at the spread of antisemitic conspiracy theories relating to coronavirus in the country, including attempts to downplay the Holocaust.

Josef Schuster, the president of the Central Council of Jews, said Jews were increasingly being held collectively responsible for the spread of the virus and compared the situation to narratives around the plague in the Middle Ages.

At high-profile demonstrations against coronavirus measures, figures such as the

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