Germany recalls Kristallnacht as anti-Semitism, nationalism on rise


by Raw Story

Raw Story— Germany on Friday remembered victims of the Nazi pogrom that heralded the Third Reich’s drive to wipe out Jews, at a time when anti-Semitism and nationalism is resurgent in the West. In a speech at the Bundestag marking the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the violence on November 9, 1938 marked “the incomparable break from civilisation, Germany’s fall into barbarism”. Germany must never look …

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Mail Online—Einstein letter reveals he was fearful of anti-Semitism in Germany years before rise of the Nazis. Einstein penned the letter to his younger sister Maja after fleeing Berlin and warned of the dangers of growing nationalism and anti-Semitism years before the Nazis ultimately rose to power in Germany.

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