Noted German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel on French television saying she had invited the “worst enemies” of the Jewish people to Germany during the migrant crisis.
Evoking guilt of the Holocaust as the impetus for Merkel to invite unlimited numbers of asylum seekers into Germany during the migrant crisis, Lagerfeld said: “One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews and then bring millions of their worst enemies in their place,” Kronen Zeitung reports.
Since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, there have been a number of high profile anti-Semitic incidents in Germany, particularly in Berlin.
Josef Schuster, president of Central Council of Jews in Germany called the incident, “a shattering event”.
“Experience has shown that openly wearing a kippa or a necklace with the Star of David is enough to attract verbal or physical threats,” he added.