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Surveillance Tape Raises Questions About Alleged Antisemitic Discrimination Against German Jewish Musician at Leipzig Hotel

Video recordings published by German media Sunday appeared to raise new questions about the account of a German Jewish singer-songwriter’s claim that he was refused service for wearing a Star of David necklace at the Westin Hotel in the city of Leipzig.

Musician Gil Ofarim had posted a moving Instagram video recounting how he was insulted in an antisemitic manner by a hotel receptionist and an unidentified person as he tried to check in, because he was visibly wearing a Star of David pendant on a chain around his neck.

In the video surveillance excerpts published by Bild am Sonntag, Ofarim can be seen arriving in front of the hotel, entering the lobby, talking to a person at the reception and finally leaving the hotel. He is wearing an open leather jacket and a t-shirt, but the silver chain with the Star of David around which the allegations of discrimination revolve cannot be clearly seen.

“Several videos have been secured by the surveillance cameras,” a spokesman for the Leipzig public prosecutor’s office told the German press agency on Sunday. The evaluation has not yet been completed, so no information can be given about the content, it was added.

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