Germany is profoundly aware of the historic responsibility it bears towards the Jewish community and towards the State of Israel as a result of the crimes of the Nazi regime. This responsibility, a cornerstone of German policy, requires remembrance, reconciliation and ongoing vigilance - now and in the future.
Germany is also deeply grateful for the flourishing of Jewish Life in a country where it once seemed unthinkable. Indeed, Germany is now home to the third largest Jewish community in Western Europe, one that continues to grow with an influx of immigrants. Germany's multicultural capital is becoming a thriving center for Jewish life. With thousands of young Israelis choosing to settle in Berlin, Jewish culture is once again flourishing in the city's majestic synagogues and vibrant community gatherings, enriching its art scene and turning it into a popular destination for the Jewish traveler.