Philipp Peyman Engel
Philipp Peyman Engel, born in 1983 in Herdecke, grew up in the Ruhr area as the son of a Persian Jewish woman and a German father. He studied philosophy, education, literature and media practice in Bochum and Essen. The journalist is editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper Jüdische Allgemeine. Medium Magazin awarded him the prestigious "Editor-in-Chief of the Year" media prize in 2023. Engel's articles on Jewish life, anti-Semitism and Israel regularly appear in Der Spiegel, FAZ, Deutschlandfunk and other leading media outlets. The NZZ recently wrote about him: "Whether it's the hatred of Jews from the left, the right or from migrants: Philipp Peyman Engel doesn't mince his words."