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Synagogues “not part of Germany” a popular response in German video surveying members of the public

German television network Norddeutscher Rundfunk, a Hamburg-based public radio and television broadcaster. has released a video in which German members of the public were asked to decide, from a selection, which subjects “belonged” to Germany and which did not.

The four-minute video shows people selecting between images. Austrian composer Mozart, American automobile firm Opel, the French-German consortium Airbus and sushi are popularly selected as belonging to Germany. People display ambivalence around the Qu’ran, headscarves and mosques. Synagogues are repeatedly selected as not belonging, with one person adding that she was “not in the mood to discuss why”.