DW-world.de: Germans recalled Sunday, Nov. 9, the horrific violence unleashed 70 years ago against Jews in Germany on the Night of Broken Glass, and from Rome, Pope Benedict XVI, appealed for vigilance against anti-Semitism.
Germans cannot be indifferent to anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday, Nov. 9, at a Berlin ceremony to recall a 1938 pogrom against Jewish residents of Germany.
"Indifference is the first step towards endangering essential values," Merkel said during Germany's national memorial ceremony at the old synagogue in Berlin's Rykestrasse. "Xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism must never be given an opportunity in Europe again."
She added that Germany needs to encourage moral courage in the face of racism and anti-Semitism.