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Increased Jewish Concern Over Anti-Semitism in Europe
by Joseph Puder
Last Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10, marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of the Broken Glass. It took place throughout the Nazi Third Reich, which included Germany, Austria, and the Sudeten portion of Czechoslovakia, annexed by Hitler's Nazi Germany. At least 1,000 synagogues were torched, Torah scrolls were desecrated and burned. Ninety-one Jews were murdered by SA paramilitary storm-troopers. Thirty thousand innocent Jews were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps, and Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked. In addition, 7,000 Jewish-owned businesses were destroyed.
Public commemorations of Kristallnacht in Europe and particularly in Germany have become a vehicle to abuse Israel, today's collective Jew. At this year's memorial conference held at Berlin's Jewish Museum, a Jewish anti-Israel hate-monger, Brian Klug, was featured. In 2010, the then-Mayor of Frankfurt, Petra Roth, a Christian Democrat, invited a Jewish anti-Semite, Alfred Grosser, to deliver the Kristallnacht speech in Paul's Church. Grosser used his speech to draw parallels between the conduct of the Nazis and that of Israel.
Europe has had a very short moratorium on anti-Semitism, and Germany in particular has been anxious to throw off the burden of guilt over the Holocaust. Seventy-five years after Kristallnacht, and 68 years after the Nazi beast was destroyed, the anti-Semitic virus is latent, and lately it has burst into the open as the survey particulars below show.
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