On November 9 to November 10, 1938, in an incident known as “Kristallnacht”, Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews. In the aftermath of Kristallnacht, also called the “Night of Broken Glass,” some 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to Nazi concentration camps. German Jews had been subjected to repressive policies since 1933, when Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) became chancellor of Germany. However, prior to Kristallnacht, these Nazi policies had been primarily nonviolent. After Kristallnacht, conditions for German Jews grew increasingly worse. [excerpt taken from history.com]
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November 9th, 2019 marks the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht when Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews. In the aftermath of Kristallnacht, also called the “Night of Broken Glass,” some 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to Nazi concentration camps. Kristallnacht was a turning point in the history of the Third Reich and paved the way for his “final solution,” the genocide of six million Jews.
One would think that the Holocaust would have put an end to anti-Semitism, but it hasn’t. Anti-Semitism is alive and well and sadly, on the rise again.
We must not be silent, and this includes not only the Jewish community but the Christian community and all who stand against anti-Semitism and religious bigotry.
Therefore, on Saturday, November 9th, 2019, Christians and Christian churches, in solidarity with the Jewish community will gather with one voice to say, “We Remember & Never Again!”
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL PARK
When this dear lady and i arrived after our Rabbi invited everyone, i noticed a lot of familiar faces! Yes, it was my first Pastor, the one who is a Messianic Jew! Pastor Fred! My Rabbi and him have been friends for years! All of this richness in my life and i had no clue. One thing i wonder… if i had stayed at Living Water so many years before, would i have picked up on the richness of the Jewish people? It didn’t hit me when i was there… i just didn’t understand the significance of it all. Guess i wasn’t ready to see what i’m seeing now. My dear Pastor and Rabbi… how beautiful, praise be to the Lord of the Universe! So many things coming full circle and healing…. with richness, grace… so much, i can’t even explain the joy.