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On Kristallnacht Anniversary, Obama Speaking Out Against Intolerance

By: JTA

The lesson of Kristallnacht is to speak out “against anti-Semitism and intolerance,” President Obama said in marking the 75th anniversary of the pogrom that presaged the Holocaust.

“Kristallnacht foreshadowed the systematic slaughter of six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims,” Obama said.

“Seventy-five years later, Kristallnacht now signifies the tragic consequences of silence in the face of unmitigated hatred,” he said in a statement. “As we mark this anniversary, let us act in keeping with the lessons of that dark night by speaking out against anti-Semitism and intolerance, standing up to indifference, and re-committing ourselves to combating prejudice and persecution wherever it exists.”

Riots on Nov. 9 and 10 1938 organized by German authorities killed 91 Jews, destroyed 267 synagogues and were followed by the deportation of 30,000 Jews to concentration camps.

The systematized attacks, which came to be known as the Night of Broken Glass, anticipated the mass slaughter of European Jewry launched three years later.

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5 Responses to “On Kristallnacht Anniversary, Obama Speaking Out Against Intolerance”

  1. NOT night of broken glass!!! Kristallnacht was called by the Nazis
    to express the KRISTALLISIERUNG of the JUDEN-PROBLEM !! This was
    much more important then breaking Glass windows !!!!!!

  2. Obama commenting on Kristallnacht is like the pot calling the kettle black. He has no respect or liking for Israel or the Jewish people.

  3. Thats no fair ! Its also not true !

  4. At a time when the US government courts Machmud Abbas, the time has come for the US government to demand that Abbas remove his “PHD” from th shelves of all libraries and schools of UNRWA & the Palestinian Authority.

    Context: His PHD is now used in PA UNRWA schools.

    http://israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=4365&q=1

  5. HIPOCRITA…which is almost the same in English…and then the Pope calls us "big brothers" these are two HIPOCRITAS…I do not know why but it sounds better in Spanish….

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