Jewish students remember "Night of Broken Glass" in Berlin

2018-11-08 06:11
Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, centre, light candles with students during an event to commemorate the victims of the November 9, 1938 terror against the Jews in Germany at the Jewish Traditional School in Berlin. (Markus Schreiber, AP)

Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, centre, light candles with students during an event to commemorate the victims of the November 9, 1938 terror against the Jews in Germany at the Jewish Traditional School in Berlin. (Markus Schreiber, AP)

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Jewish students in Berlin have marked the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass", when Nazis terrorised Jews throughout Germany.

Some 30 students from the Jewish Traditional School lit candles and recited prayers at their school on Wednesday as Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal urged them to jointly overcome Germany's past by building a secure future for Jews in the country.

Eighty years ago this week, on November 9, 1938, the Nazis killed at least 91 people, burned down hundreds of synagogues and Jewish homes, vandalized 7 500 Jewish businesses, and arrested up to 30 000 Jewish men.

Teichtal, the head of the Jewish outreach group Chabad in the German capital, said: "The answer to the darkness and evil of the past is to create education for the presence and the future."

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