Memorials uprooted in Germany on Kristallnacht anniversary

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 10, 2012 15:26

 
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Right-wing extremists uprooted eleven memorial plaques commemorating local victims of Nazism in the German city of Greifswald on Friday, the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht, German daily Die Welt reported.

The Jews of Greifswald were among those targeted throughout Germany on Kristallnacht - the night of broken glass, on November 9, 1938. Synagogues and businesses were destroyed, and Jews throughout the country were murdered and arrested en masse.

The memorial plaques which were uprooted by apparent Neo-Nazis in Greifswald on Friday had been placed at the site of the homes of Kristallnacht victims.

German daily Die Welt quoted local police official Knut Abramowski as referring to the vandalism as a "vile crime." Abramowski offered a 2500 Euro reward for anyone with information that would help lead to the capture of those behind the vandalism.

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