78th anniversary of Kristallnacht

November 9, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Today’s the 78th anniversary of the Kristallnacht…the night Nazis unleashed a horrific attack on Germany’s Jews.

Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht

Chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission Dvir Abramovich said: “Today, we come together with people in many countries to  mark the 78th anniversary of  the chilling and government ordered  pogroms of  Kristallnacht – “the Night of Broken Glass”.

We grieve for lost lives and vow to do everything in our power to prevent such  dark and chilling episodes from ever being unleashed against any group. We also shed a tear not only for the horrific decimation of Jewish businesses, homes and synagogues, and the slaying of innocents, but also for  the destruction of a vibrant and culturally rich community.

As anti-Zionism, group hatred and religiously and ethnically motivated violence proliferate globally , we are mindful of what can happen if  we ignore the potential dangers of radical ideologies that threaten our freedoms. Kristallnacht is a timely reminder of  how evil can spread  if left unchecked, and  as we sombrely remember, the key lesson to be drawn from this barbaric event is to never be silent, always be vigilant and to always speak up against anti-Semitism,  Holocaust denial, extremism and xenophobia.”

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