This year Germany is commemorating 1,700 years of Jewish life in the country. Evidence of Jewish life in Germany can be traced back to the year 321, when the Cologne city council issued a written edict permitting Jews to join the council.

The yearlong celebration of Jewish life will include performances, theater and food tasting events, but online alternatives will be set up in the case of additional or continued lockdowns.

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke with Germany's ambassador to Israel, Dr Susanne Wasum-Rainer.