Family Minister Franziska Giffey plans to fund 170 bullying prevention experts, who are to be sent to selected German schools, she told Thursday's edition of German daily Rheinische Post.
Asked if anti-Semitism is a growing problem in schools now that Germany has more pupils from countries that are hostile to Israel, she replied that "anti-Semitism in schools is a big problem."
"We need to take religious bullying in classrooms and school playgrounds very seriously, regardless of who the bullies are," she told the paper.
She pointed out that teachers need assistance in fighting bullies of any kind. "In school, children must learn respect and how to live together peacefully; that is the foundation of a peaceful society."