Shmuel from Hungary in Munich
Each time I travel, I ask myself whether or not to openly wear my kippa.
As antisemitism is on the rise in Europe, many advise not openly wearing a kippa for safety purposes.
Almost without exception, I do wear my kippa abroad. And, thank G-d, I have never had an unpleasant experience.
On the contrary, all sorts of people approach me, because they see I am Jewish.
I am currently in Munich (a short ride from Dachau...).
As I arrived, and am making my way into town, a guy starts shouting at me "I love Jews!". And "I hate the bloody German Nazis!".
I approached the man and struck up a conversation with him.
Why does he love the Jews? Because he is from Hungary and he was a child in the Jewish neighborhood. Although a gentile, his mother called him Shmuel.
Why does he hate the Germans? Because, being called Shmuel, he is often the victim of anti-semitism in his adopted home in Germany.
He produced a kippa from his pocket, and posed for my photo, before heading on his way.