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The West German press and political leaders paid little notice to the 33rd anniversary of the Crystal Night pogroms which was the start of the Nazi’s anti-Jewish terror campaign. During the nights of Nov. 9-10, 1938 Nazis in Germany and Austria destroyed Jewish businesses, synagogues, community buildings and apartment buildings. The only public address on this tragic occur-ance was given by West Berlin’s Acting Mayor Klaus Schueltz during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Jewish Center of Berlin. “We remember the victims of a persecution that saw a climax of terror in this country 33 years ago,” Schueltz said. “We Berliners are conscious of the obligation we bear to give all men who wish to live in our midst a hope in a spirit of tolerance and peace.”

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