British Jews take German path to Europe after Brexit

A rising tide of descendants of Jews who fled Nazi-occupied Europe for Britain are now overcoming their misgivings and using a clause of the German constitution to get a European passport before Brexit hits.

Today in History for November 26th

(26 Nov 2018) China enters Korean War; Nazis force half a million Jews into walled ghetto; Nixon’s secretary tries to explain gap on Watergate tapes; ‘Casablanca’ premieres at Hollywood Theater; Tina Turner is born. (Nov. 26)

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German parliament’s lower house marks ‘Kristallnacht’

Germany Parliament’s lower house remembers victims of the Nazi pogrom that heralded the start of the Third Reich’s drive to wipe out Jews, at a time when anti-Semitism is resurgent in the West. A lot of momentous events happened on November in Germany and the date carries extra weight this year as it marks 100 years since the end of the monarchy, as well as the 80th anniversary of the infamous “Kristallnacht” night of Nazi attacks against Jews. IMAGES

Austria remembers Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom

Austrians mark the 80th anniversary of the Nazis’ anti-Semitic Kristallnacht pogrom, which resulted in the deaths of least 30 Jews in the country, the imprisonment of 7,800 more and the deportation of 4,000 to the Dachau concentration camp.

Today in History for November 9th

(9 Nov 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Germans dance on top of Berlin Wall as communism crumbles in Eastern Europe; Nazis target Jews during ‘Kristallnacht’; A massive blackout hits the Northeast; Poet Dylan Thomas and Actor Art Carney die. (Nov. 9)

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Grieving rabbi vows to rebuild even stronger

(29 Oct 2018) Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers vowed to rebuild following a weekend massacre at his Pittsburgh synagogue where Robert Gregory Bowers is accused of killing 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. (Oct. 29)

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Synagogue gunman spoke of ‘genocide and desire to kill Jews’

Robert Bowers, the man charged with killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue, made extreme anti-Semitic statements before launching the assault. SOUNDBITE