Following the demand by neo-Nazi 'Die Rechte' party, the mayor of the German city of Dortmund asked authorities to ban the party
The party reportedly demanded that the mayor send a list of the city's Jews, a request that the mayor promptly refused, news site Ynet reported Saturday.
According to various reports, the party, known as Die Rechte (The Right), sent a letter to the mayor of Dortmund, Ullrich Sierau, asking for a list of the names of all Jews living in the city and its surroundings, along with their addresses.
According Ynet, Die Rechte said that in order to properly take care of city residents, it needed to know the size of each religious community in order to "do their job.”
Dennis Giemsch, the only city council member from the party, asked that the information be transmitted at a board meeting Wednesday night. His request was denied emphatically.
The Daily Mail reports that the letter was then sent to the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of the Interior as part of an effort to ban the party.
The mayor of Dortmund has harshly condemned the demand in a press release, calling it "inhuman."
According to the statement, the municipality said it is "happy that people feel at home in Dortmund."
The municipality also posted a tweet saying that the Jewish community of Dortmund was an integral part of society.
The city's Jewish Council also condemned the neo-Nazi party request, saying that its "true intentions" were evident, calling them "odious, treacherous and anti-Semitic."