Jews Tell Germany to Beware Amnesia
Karacs, Imre, The Independent (London, England)
SIXTY YEARS after Kristallnacht, the new, forward-looking Germany, personified by the Chancellor, received a sharp rebuke yesterday from leading Jewish figures.
On the 60th anniversary of the night of pogroms in which synagogues were burnt and Jewish shop windows smashed, Ignatz Bubis, the leader of the Jewish community in Germany, warned that a growing number of the country's elite were again flirting with anti- Semitism.
"Intellectual nationalism is on the increase," Mr Bubis said at the Berlin ceremony commemorating Kristallnacht, "and is not wholly free of an undercurrent of anti-Semitism." Mr Bubis, a concentration camp survivor, accused the German …
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