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War in the Middle East: Counseling and support services for individuals affected

This page is intended for university members, prospective students, and guests of the University of Marburg who are affected by the war in the Middle East.

The wave of terrorist violence and brutality by Hamas that confronted the State of Israel on October 7, 2023 has brought great suffering to innocent people throughout the region. It was and is an attack on all individuals who stand for rapprochement and peaceful coexistence.

Our sympathy goes out to all individuals who have been affected by the consequences of the Hamas attack, who have lost their loved ones or who fear for them – all over the world and in Marburg. We act steadfastly and unambiguously against all forms of antisemitism at our university, on our campus, and in our city. All Jewish people should feel secure at our university. We take an equally clear stance against hostilities towards Palestinians and Muslims within our university community and help all university members who are in need of our help.

Counseling services

Note: If you are affected by antisemitic incidents at the university or have become aware of antisemitic incidents at the university, please contact our Office for Anti-Discrimination and Diversity. We will treat your information confidentially. Furthermore, the decision regarding how to proceed with the information you provide will remain in your hands. Additionally or alternatively, you can also contact the Research and Information Center on Antisemitism Hessen.

Statements of the University of Marburg

The University of Marburg is a place of peaceful and free coexistence and stands for international diversity, plurality, openness, and mutual respect. The university is a space for academic discourse in which different perspectives are necessary and important.

Like other forms of group-related discrimination, antisemitism is not an academic perspective. Antisemitism is incompatible with the values of the university and has no place on or around campus.

Statement of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)