Musician Gill Afarim says Leipzig was hit by an anti-Semitic incident at the “Westin Hotel”. In a video posted on Instagram on Tuesday, an employee asked David to fold his chain through the Star of David. Then he can check.

Before that, there was a long queue at the hotel reception due to technical problems. Ofarim said he was standing in line – he had his Star of David chain around his neck. “I deserve it. I’ve been doing it my whole life,” Ofarim said in the video. People liked him again and again. Was in it.

Then he shouted “Someone from the corner” to build his star. The hotel staff also said: “Pack your star.”

Meanwhile two employees were on leave. A spokesman for the Marriott team said Wednesday morning that this would initially apply to the trial period.

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On Tuesday evening, hundreds of people rallied with Jews in front of a hotel in Germany, calling for “Leipzig to take a seat.” According to a spokesman, police initially estimated the number of participants in the “middle three-digit range.”

Singer Gill Offrim says he was hit by an anti-Semitic incident at the Leipzig Hotel.Photo: Tobias Huss / DPA

Many users on social media were shocked. Joseph Schuster, chairman of the Federal Council of Jews, wrote in a statement on Twitter that the hostility was “terrifying.” You can count on the hotel to take personal impact. “In the future we will face unity when we are attacked,” he believed. Pianist Igor Levitt wrote to the hotel: “Shame on you”.

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The The federal anti-discrimination agency spoke of the “incredible case of anti-Semitism” and the violation of the General Equality Act (AGG). “The quick response from the hotel was long overdue. In our view, this cannot be without consequences,” the federal agency wrote on Twitter.


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