Acting Out Against Racism

Iris Berben's career has made her one of Germany's best-loved film stars: for more than three decades she has starred in a series of popular comedies and police thrillers, won a clutch of acting awards, and twice was voted Germany's sexiest woman. But Berben has also pursued a parallel career in Germany as an ambassador for Christian-Jewish understanding. It has not been without danger — at some public appearances she has had a heavy police guard. "I have got used to hate mail and graffiti on my house and car," Berben told TIME. "People sometimes ask me if I still want...

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