Swastikas in Germany on Eve of Kristallnacht
Anti-Semites sprayed swastikas on a new synagogue in
The swastikas, illegal in modern
Kristallanacht in 1938 was marked by Nazi troops rounding up and deporting approximately 30,000 Jews to concentration camps and murdering 100 others. This year, ceremonies marking Kristallnacht are being overshadowed by celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years on the anniversary of the Nazi pogrom.
A local official said in response to the vandalism, “We will not allow such things to happen.” However, Jewish groups report that anti-Semitism, often couched in anti-Zionism, has been rampant throughout
A study for the
The report, authored by Susanne Urban, stated that “resolutions by the German parliament to reject anti-Semitism…are ineffective actions…presented to the world as a strong defense against the charge of anti-Semitism.