At RIAS Hessen – it is the abbreviation for the “Office on Research and Information on Antisemitism in Hessen” (Recherche- und Informationsstelle Antisemitismus Hessen), we are primarily dedicated to supporting those affected by antisemitic incidents and to documenting and analysing antisemitism in Hessen. We offer support and guidance on reporting antisemitic incidents, provide further assistance for counselling, and aim at ensuring the consistent recording and documentation of antisemitic incidents in civil society throughout the region. Serving as an initial point of contact for victims, their relatives and acquaintances, as well as witnesses and people who have otherwise been made aware of antisemitic incidents, the principle of confidentiality is a top priority for us. You alone decide what happens to the information you share. Verified incidents are systematised and evaluated. With your explicit consent, the incident is published in our chronicle. We also document selected incidents on our social media platforms. Antisemitic incidents can vary widely. They can range from stickers or graffiti in public spaces to threats of physical violence, either digitally or personally, and even direct physical attacks. We record these incidents and report annually on developments in Hessen, proactively monitor potential antisemitic events, and engage in research on antisemitism as well as educational projects in order to uncover and better monitor antisemitism today. Have you witnessed an antisemitic incident or are you affected yourself? Then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Regarding advice and counseling, please contact OFEK e.V. Taking into account the data protection of your information, your report will be registered using the form used by all RIAS offices. It is then forwarded to the registration form of the Federal Association for Research and Information on Antisemitism (Bundesverband RIAS e.V.) Each report helps us fight antisemitism.
The Research and Information Centre on Antisemitism Hessen (RIAS Hessen) is in sponsorship of the Demokratiezentrum Hessen at the Philipps University of Marburg. At RIAS Hessen, we are primarily dedicated to supporting victims of antisemitic incidents and to documenting and analysing antisemitism in Hessen. Read more