The first article of Germany’s Grundgesetz, or Basic Law, states: “Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar” or “Human dignity shall be inviolable.” As the Basic Law turns 70 years old, the nonprofit organization “Gesicht Zeigen,” which campaigns against racism and antisemitism, launched a campaign on Thursday to encourage people to choose their favorite article from the Basic Law related to themes like freedom and equality, and to share via social media using the hashtag #zeigtgesicht.
We caught up with Bastian Koch, who works for the organization. He said that the goal of the new campaign is “to show that we are not alone and we are not the minority, but we are an open majority who fights and stands up…for the society.”
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