November 9th, 2020 marks the 82nd 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.
Therefore, on November 9th, 2020, Christians and Christian churches, in solidarity with the Jewish community will with one voice to say, “We Remember & Never Again!”