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Cartoonists spoke out against Kristallnacht, called for the U.S. to help save the German Jews
BY Maayan Jaffe
November 7, 2013

“I could scarcely believe that such a thing could occur in a 20th-century civilization,” President Franklin Roosevelt declared in the wake of the Nazis’ Kristallnacht pogrom, which devastated the German Jewish community 75 years ago next month. Most Americans, like their president, were appalled to read of Nazi stormtroopers burning down hundreds of synagogues, ransacking CONTINUE »

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75 years since the Night of Broken Glass
BY Maayan Jaffe
November 6, 2013

“How did I become aware of Kristallnacht?” asked Holocaust survivor Johanna Neumann of Maryland. “ was not in the era of TV, of radio, etc.” It did not have to be. Neumann, who was 8 years old at the time, discovered the horrors of the Night of Broken Glass, which continued CONTINUE »

BY JTA Wire Service
November 4, 2013

Swastikas and other anti-Semitic symbols were painted on a synagogue building in Gdansk, Poland. The vandalism was spotted on the facade of the building on Monday morning. “Someone just came in broad daylight and defiled our temple,” Mieczyslaw Abramowicz a representative of the Gdansk Jewish community, told TVN24 television. “It was done by anti-Semites or CONTINUE »

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Ukraine Jews see alleged beating of Jewish man as sign of mounting nationalism
BY Cnaan Liphshiz
October 30, 2013

The police station on Stefan Bandera Street in Lviv used to be just another government building to Dmitry Flekman. But that changed earlier this month following Flekman’s nine-hour interrogation by two detectives, who were accused of torturing and humiliating the 29-year-old Jewish businessman. It’s an incident that some see as indicative of rising nationalism and CONTINUE »