Anti-Semitic acts in France increased by 69 percent during the first nine months of 2018, the nation’s prime minister announced Friday.
While it had been down for two years, the number of these acts increased by more than 69 percent in the first 9 months of 2018,” Prime Minister Édouard Philippe wrote on Facebook.
France has Europe’s largest Jewish population and the third-largest Jewish population in the world, according to the website France24.com.
Philippe released the new statistic on the 80th anniversary of the “Kristallnacht” attacks on Jews in Nazi Germany.
Starting in mid-November, France plans to start a school program to train teachers in how to deal with anti-Semitism in their classrooms, according to France24.