Danish Jewish community commemorates Kristallnacht with torchlight procession

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    Denmark held its annual remembrance march for Kristallnacht, a deadly wave of antisemitic violence and plundering instigated by Nazi authorities in Germany on November 9th 1938.

    The march was attended in large numbers and with participation of leading politicians.

    Denmark’s Chief Rabbi Jair Melchior gave a speech in front of the synagogue on Copenhagen’s Krystalgade ahead of the torch procession.

    “We will all walk together. The entire political spectrum from right to left is here. We are the Danish society and we protect our minorities,” he said.

    The procession took place amid reports of growing antisemitic incidents in Europe amid the war between Israel and Hamas, which began after a terror attack and incursion into Israel by militant organisation Hamas last month, in which 1,400 Israelis lost their lives.

    Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was among political party leaders to take part in the march.

    Copenhagen Police told news wire Ritzau at 7pm that the procession had been peaceful.


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