The Berlin Humboldt University in autumn 2023
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Berlin is the only federal state to have abolished exmatriculation. A broad alliance of student associations is now in favor of their reintroduction. This has to do with an attack on a Jewish student.

DThe Jewish Student Union of Germany (JSUD) has succeeded in getting all student associations from the four democratic parties to join forces to reintroduce exmatriculation in Berlin. After the brutal attack by a pro-Palestinian fellow student on a Jewish FU student in Berlin, extremist students increasingly disrupted everyday university life through disruptive actions.

Heike Schmoll

Political correspondent in Berlin, responsible for “Bildungswelten”.

Student representatives complain that Jewish and non-Jewish students have been insulted and threatened for months because of their commitment to these extremist groups. They are the Ring of Christian Democratic Students (RCDS), the Juso university group and the student association of the SPD, the Federal Association of Liberal University Groups and the political student association of the FDP and Campusgrün as an umbrella organization of green and green-related groups at universities and university locations in Germany.