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Germany: Jewish community growing - Berlin Rabbi on 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht

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November 10, 2013 at 16:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: Jewish community growing - Berlin Rabbi on 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht

Berlin's chief Rabbi, Yitzhak Ehrenberg, said the Jewish community in Germany is growing and noted how Jews are enjoying freedom and democracy in the country, on the 75th anniversary of the 1938 Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass.

Rabbi Ehrenberg made the comments at the annual Conference of European Rabbis in Berlin on Sunday, as the conference is hosted in the German capital for the first time in its 28-year history. 200 orthodox Jews from Europe and Israel has travelled to Berlin, a city which today has Germany's largest Jewish community of 12,000 members.

'The Night of Broken Glass', on November 9-10, 1938, saw the streets littered with shards of glass after 7,000 Jewish-owned businesses and 1,000 synagogues across Germany and Austria were burned or destroyed by the Nazis.

Despite its past, Germany has now seen a steady increase in Jewish immigration, and there are 107 Jewish communities organised in 23 regional associations.

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Germany: Jewish community growing - Berlin Rabbi on 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht

Berlin's chief Rabbi, Yitzhak Ehrenberg, said the Jewish community in Germany is growing and noted how Jews are enjoying freedom and democracy in the country, on the 75th anniversary of the 1938 Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass.

Rabbi Ehrenberg made the comments at the annual Conference of European Rabbis in Berlin on Sunday, as the conference is hosted in the German capital for the first time in its 28-year history. 200 orthodox Jews from Europe and Israel has travelled to Berlin, a city which today has Germany's largest Jewish community of 12,000 members.

'The Night of Broken Glass', on November 9-10, 1938, saw the streets littered with shards of glass after 7,000 Jewish-owned businesses and 1,000 synagogues across Germany and Austria were burned or destroyed by the Nazis.

Despite its past, Germany has now seen a steady increase in Jewish immigration, and there are 107 Jewish communities organised in 23 regional associations.

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