School administrators in Berlin now have to answer to the Central Council of Jews in Germany, who are demanding answers regarding a case where a 14 year old boy of Jewish heritage has been subjected to abuse, being severely bullied by Muslim students to the point that he was forced to leave the school.
The students who are respondsible for the acts of maltreatment are Turkish and Arabic in origin. The parents of the victim say that the headmaster of the school did not treat this case appropriately and did not do his best to quickly stop the assault. The school is looking to transfer the Muslim students to another school and have invited the victim’s grandparents, who are both Holocaust survivors, to talk to them.
The school has since posted an open letter on their website expressing “regret and horror” over the attack. They say it is the first time the school has had to deal with anti-Semitism and spoke of their commitment to anti-racism. School administrators added the school is looking to transfer the Muslim students involved to another school and claimed to have invited the grandparents of the victim, both Holocaust survivors, to talk to the bullies. Former president of the Jewish Council, Charlotte Knobloch, said the incident is not an isolated one. According to Knobloch, more and more students are marginalised and attacked “because they are Jews”.