B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith pauses to recognize the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht—the Night of Broken Glass.
Across Germany and Austria on Nov. 9-10, 1938, at least 96 Jews were murdered; more than 1,000 synagogues were set on fire, nearly 7,500 Jewish-owned businesses were destroyed, and countless community centers, libraries and homes were attacked, looted and destroyed. About 30,000 Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps.
These horrific acts marked the beginning of the Nazi genocide against the Jews of Europe.
We must work to ensure the passing of time never undermines the memory of what occurred.