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Remembering Kristallnacht

by: Ben Simons - Last updated: 2012-11-09

Jewish communities across the world have held special commeration events to mark the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht when Jewish-owned businesses and synagogues were attacked and people killed in Germany and Austria in 1938.

From November 9 to November 10, Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, saw Over 1,000 synagogues burned and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed or damaged. While 91 Jews were killed and more than 30,000 taken away to concentration camps.

In Berlin, the Ryke Street synagogue, Germany's largest synagogue with 1,200 seats, re-opened earlier this month following reconstruction 70 years after first being damaged.

In London, at Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors Centre in Hendon, a special service was held to mark Kristallnacht.