The spokesman for Hamburg's Jewish community, Daniel Killy, said deteriorating security in Germany has led to a highly dangerous situation for Jews.
"No, we are no longer safe here," Killy told the news outlet tagesschau.de on Tuesday. He said the disintegration of state power, excesses of the extreme right-wing, the loss of political credibility, and "the terrible fear of naming Islamism as such" have contributed to an insecure environment for Jews. Hamburg's Jewish community has nearly 2,500 members.
Germany has absorbed over one million refugees from mainly Muslim-majority countries.