Remembering Kristallnacht


Seventy years after Kristallnacht, ceremonies around the world will mark the Night of Broken Glass, the horrific prelude to the Holocaust.  JTA’s archival reports from the time provide a chilling reminder of the terror of the time. As do personal accounts like this one by Paul Oestreicher in the Guardian.

While post-war Germany has done much to confront its past and memorialize its victims, anti-Semitism continues, as some German students found in research that has turned into a traveling exhibit.

At the same time, many countries are not doing enough to confront anti-Semitism and other hate crimes, an official with Human Rights First, an organization that monitors hate crimes, argues in a JTA op-ed.

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