FRA presents antisemitism survey results at Polish Ombudsman conference

f.l.t.r.:Profesor Paweł Śpiewak - University of Warsaw, Professor Ireneusz Krzemiński - University of Warsaw, Professor Roman Wieruszewski - FRA Scientific Committee member, Joerg Gebhard - FRA, Piotr Kadlčik - President of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland
f.l.t.r.:Profesor Paweł Śpiewak - University of Warsaw, Professor Ireneusz Krzemiński - University of Warsaw, Professor Roman Wieruszewski - FRA Scientific Committee member, Joerg Gebhard - FRA, Piotr Kadlčik - President of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland
On 5 December 2013, FRA presented the findings of its survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in eight EU Member States at a conference on antisemitism, organised by the Polish Ombudsman.

The event brought together representatives from Polish prosecutor offices, the police, academia and civil society to discuss antisemitism and antisemitic hate crime in Poland and compare it to the situation in the European Union. FRA highlighted the importance of comparable data collection and monitoring of hate crimes in measuring and combating antisemitism. In 2013 Poland introduced a ban on ritual slaughter. In this context, FRA`s findings on the perception of Jews on such legal measures were of particular interest.