BERLIN — A map pointing out locations of almost 70 synagogues, Jewish kindergartens, schools, memorials, businesses, restaurants and cemeteries has been posted on the Facebook page of a far-right Berlin group, on the anniversary of Kristallnacht. German police have launched an investigation.
In the Gothic font commonly used by the Nazis, the words “Jews among us!” appeared on the map. “Kristallnacht” or the “Night of the Broken Glass” was a pogrom against the Jews which occurred on the 9th and 10th of November, 1938, and which is often cited as the starting point of the Holocaust. During the attacks, Nazi thugs plundered Jewish businesses throughout Germany, torched synagogues and rounded up about 30,000 Jewish men for deportation to concentration camps. The name Kristallnacht refers to the shards of broken glass that littered the streets.
The map was a chilling reminder of the lists of Jewish addresses published on the night of the 1938 pogroms, and a warning to Jews everywhere that anti-Semitism is ever present.
The Jewish institutions listed have been warned of the neo-Nazi post, according to the Tagesspiegel.