Dr. Franz Rainer Enste

Commissioner for Combatting Antisemitism and for the Protection of Jewish Life, Lower Saxony 

“Especially in times when more and more people advocate entrenched, outdated views, it is necessary to stress again and again, with all emphasis and great empathy, the ways in which Jewish life is able to enrich all our lives and provide significant cultural inspiration.

In my opinion, the nationwide project ‘1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany’ offers a potentially once in a lifetime opportunity for many people to be able to perceive the richness and radiance of Jewish culture in a diverse and impressive way.”