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Jewish community not invited to Swedish town’s Kristallnacht memorial due to “safety”

The local Jewish community in the Swedish town of Umeå was not invited to the official Kristallnacht commemoration due to “safety” fears according to one source. However, an organiser from the Workers’ party told Swedish news site that: “In previous years, we have had a lot of Palestinian flags at these rallies, and even one banner where the Israeli flag was equated with a swastika. The Jewish community wasn’t invited because we assumed they might be uncomfortable around that sort of thing.” Members of the Jewish community speculated that the real reason might have been that the Kristallnacht memorial was transformed into a pro-refugee event rather than a memorial. The Jewish community had to hold its own memorial separately.

Source: Ynet

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