Shalom Berlin

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70 years after the Holocaust and the relentless persecution of Jews and Jewish culture, Berlin is now proving a magnet for young Israelis.

Berlin-based reporter-producer Thomas Franke travels with youngsters from Tel Aviv to Berlin's clubs, cafes and theatres where they're partying like there was no yesterday.

Jewish performer Nir de Volff is well established in the German capital and says his grandfather takes delight in his success: "it was almost a sweet revenge for him that his grandchild can live his life proudly and actually produce a weird culture of German Israel in Berlin.

While for young Yasmin from Tel Aviv, the very fact that for her grandparents everything German was loathsome was why she came: "of course everything that is taboo becomes appealing and fascinating.

It makes you curious about it.

It's not trying to do something bad and go against what they told you just to try to understand to see for myself if I agree with their opinion."

Producers: Thomas Franke and Simon Elmes.

70 years after the Holocaust, young Israelis now see Berlin as a cool holiday destination.