Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff has called on Saxony-Anhalt to make their contribution to combating anti-Semitism. "Anti-Semitism is omnipresent and is perceived by the people affected as a life-threatening threat and also as an everyday restriction. We must not look the other way and remain silent," said the CDU politician on Wednesday, according to a statement at the presentation of the anti-Semitism registration office in Saxony-Anhalt in Magdeburg. "We all have to be vigilant and sensitive to anti-Semitic statements and take a stand against them. We have to look closely, intervene, not remain silent and act decisively." The registration office is a "trustworthy contact point".
The association OFEK is responsible for the registration office. Reports can be made there using an online form or by telephone. The measure is part of the state program for Jewish life in Saxony-Anhalt, which the state government decided last year. The task of the reporting office is the documentation and analysis of anti-Semitic incidents with and without criminal offenses.