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Antisemitic attack on Temple Treasury in Germany

Title: Urgent Appeal: Burglary at Temple Treasury and Anti-Semitic Attacks

In a shocking turn of events, the association headquarters of Erbengemeinschaft Jakob e.V. and the trustee of the Ephraim National Gold & Silver Trust,, fell victim to a daring burglary in the early hours of August 24, 2023, at their location on AlfredSchütte-Allee 130 in Cologne, Germany. The theft resulted in the loss of a substantial amount of gold, silver, and cash, with a total estimated value of approximately 370,000 euros.

*The Burglary Details*

Under the cover of darkness, thieves gained entry to the premises between 3-5 a.m. on August 24th. They accessed the building via the balcony on the mezzanine floor, breaking a window in the balcony door after failing to breach the door frame. What followed was a meticulously planned operation by a group of at least three, possibly four individuals, who appeared to have inside knowledge of the premises.

A remarkable feat of strength was demonstrated as the burglars hoisted a 270 kg safe, containing gold, silver, and cash, over the balcony parapet, 2.80 meters above the ground and 1.20 meters forward to the nearest edge. Additionally, they made off with 7 Qboxes filled with valuables and a selection of coins.

*The Stolen Assets*

The stolen assets encompassed an array of precious metals, including approximately 74 kg of silver, in the form of bars and coins, and about 4.3 kg of gold. The stolen silver included an extraordinary collection of silver TempleCoins, bearing significant historical and religious value. Also the remaining edition of the golden TempleCoins was stolen. This theft has left the trust and its members reeling from the loss.

*The Consequences*

The implications of this burglary are far-reaching. While the Trust remains operationally sound due to its silver reserves, the loss of its gold holdings, including the gold TempleCoins, has created a significant challenge. This situation has resulted in a shortage of coverage for issued certificates, and the gold TempleCoin is currently unavailable for sale.

*Urgent Call for Assistance*

In light of this dire situation, the Erbengemeinschaft Jakob e.V. and the Ephraim National Gold & Silver Trust are appealing for help to recover their stolen assets. Efforts are already underway to press the Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia to swiftly investigate and resolve this criminal act. The loss is not only a financial blow but also a severe breach of trust and an affront to the principles of justice and peace.

The team is working tirelessly to continue its mission of supporting the Temple in Jerusalem through the sale of TempleCoins and other trust products. These efforts are crucial to maintain the organization's commitments and its role as a bridge between the German and Jewish communities.

*Anti-Semitic Attacks*

Regrettably, this burglary is not an isolated incident. It is part of a series of anti-Semitic attacks on the community of heirs of Jacob and the nation of Ephraim. These attacks have included property damage, family separations, and flag desecration, and have persisted for over five years, with little response from German authorities.

*A Call to Action*

The victims are urgently calling on German authorities to address these anti-Semitic attacks, prosecute the perpetrators, and uphold the nation's commitment to supporting Israel. The international community is also implored to recognize these crimes as acts of anti-Semitism and to assist in resolving this disturbing issue.

This article serves as a call to action, appealing to individuals and organizations to stand in solidarity with the affected communities and to help recover their stolen assets. The team remains committed to the cause of peace, truth, and justice, and the restitution of stolen valuables is a vital step towards achieving these objectives.

For further inquiries, please contact the press officer, Christian Schmitt, at or


*Hannes Antaszek*

*Trustee and Managing Director of*

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