Amid a resurgence of xenophobia that has reshaped Germany’s political landscape, the nation’s leaders warned that Germans must defend democracy to ensure that hate crimes like Kristallnacht, the Nazi-led burning of synagogues and plundering of Jewish shops 80 years ago, “never again” take place.
Jewish students in Berlin on Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria.
by Rafael Medoff
80 years after the horrific events of Kristallnacht it’s time to acknowledge his inadequate response.
SOURCE: Israeli National News
Organizers in Umeå claim the event is a 'security risk', downplay Holocaust's horrors.
SOURCE: New York Times
The German president opened a week of commemoration by visiting a museum dedicated to Otto Weidt, a savoir of Jews during the Holocaust.
SOURCE: Der Spiegel
An exhibition in Berlin gathers previously unknown reports by foreign diplomats, revealing how the shocking events prompted little more than hollow condemnation.
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