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At UN, Conference of Presidents remembers 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht
“Anti-Semitism is back, and it needs to be fought as the crime it is,” said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres.
Merkel on Kristallnacht: ‘We are living once again in a time of far-reaching change’
Dressed in black, the German Chancellor noted that “Jewish life is blossoming again in Germany—an unexpected gift to us after the Shoah. But we are also witnessing a worrying anti-Semitism that threatens Jewish life in our country.”
80th Kristallnacht anniversary: ‘Jewish people should not have to question their future in Europe’
“Nobody should ever be afraid to go to a synagogue or wear a ‘kipah’ in the European Union. Today, as every day, the European Commission stands firm against all forms of anti-Semitism. We will continue to relentlessly fight prejudice and stereotypes in Europe.”
Germany, Yad Vashem mark 80 years since Kristallnacht
As part of the day, Professor Moshe Zimmermann delivered a lecture on the subject of “Exclusion, Refugeedom and Pogrom: 80 Years Later.”
Lessons from Kristallnacht
As the great Spanish American philosopher George Santayana said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Nearly 30 percent of Germans believe Jews use ‘dirty tricks’
Eighty years after the Kristallnacht (“Night of Broken Glass”) pogrom, nearly one-third of Germans harbor varying degrees of anti-Semitic beliefs, new research has revealed.
The connection between WWI armistice and WWII Kristallnacht
For Jews, the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht and the centennial of the end of World War I are occasions for profound historical reflection, in a year that has already witnessed the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel’s creation.
Chabad honors wounded veterans, parades rescued Torah at Cave of Patriarchs
In Hebron, the group paraded a Torah that was saved by a 14-year-old boy from a burning synagogue in Hamburg, Germany, on Kristallnacht.