Jews Stream Back to Germany:
Thousands of Israelis and Diaspora Jews Seek Citizenship - Jewish Daily
But an estimated 15,000 Israelis reside in Berlin, drawn there to work and study, and to enjoy the city’s freedom, cheap rents and exciting intellectual life. For these mostly younger Jews, the experiences of their grandparents and great-grandparents seem a distant trauma. “I fell in love with Berlin, its freedom, its great space”
said Maya Nathan, a 33-year-old Israeli student with a German passport.
Deidre Berger, director of the American Jewish Committee’s Berlin office, said that Germany is increasingly attractive for Jewish immigration. “Berlin is becoming one of the most exciting capital cities in Europe, and it exerts a pull,”
Berger said. “Many of the new Jewish citizens say they have some history in Germany, and they want to discover it.”