Hamburg 1

The Germany Close Up group pauses by the Binnenalster for a quick photo before continuing on the tour. 
The group poses in front of the Bundestag, the lower Parliament in Germany’s bicameral system. We had the chance to meet with the staffer of a member of Parliament who talked to us about the currently debated topics and answered our questions about the presence of right wing extremism in those debates. Later, we went to the Federal Foreign Office, where we met with the Deputy Special Representative for Relations with Jewish Organizations. We were able to gain some insight into the ways the federal government approaches and supports the Jewish community in Germany and represents their interests abroad.