• Short Summary

    TONIGHT (SATURDAY) IS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INFAMOUS "CRYSTAL NIGHT" - NOVEMBER 9TH, 1938 - PERHAPS THE BLACKEST NIGHT IN HUMAN HISTORY.

  • Description

    TONIGHT (SATURDAY) IS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INFAMOUS "CRYSTAL NIGHT" - NOVEMBER 9TH, 1938 - PERHAPS THE BLACKEST NIGHT IN HUMAN HISTORY. WITH THE BURNING OF HUNDREDS OF SYNAGOGUES, JEWISH HOMES AND SHOPS, THE MASS ARRESTS OF THOUSANDS OF JEWS IN GERMANY -THE NAZI CAMPAIGN FOR THE SYSTEMATIC ELIMINATION OF THE JEWISH RACE BEGAN.

    TODAY A COMMEMORATION SERVICE WAS HELD AT DACHAU, THE FORMER CONCENTRATION CAMP IN BAVARIAN, WHERE MORE THAN 75,000 PEOPLE - MOST OF THEM JEWS - PERISHED DURING THE NAZI REGIME. THE SERVICE, ONE OF HUNDREDS HELD ALL OVER EUROPE, WAS ORGANIZED BY THE GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH. IT WAS CONDUCTED BY THE BISHOP OF THE BAVARIAN LUTHERAN CHURCH. DR. HERMANN DIETZFELBINGER. AMONG OTHER LEADING CHURCHMEN PRESENT, DEAN KURT SCHARF, PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL OF THE GERMAN PROTESTANT CHURCH, WHO CALLED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 'CHURCH OF EXPIATION' AT THE CAMP.

    IN 18 YEARS SINCE THE AMERICANS LIBERATED DACHAU, IT HAS REMAINED A CAMP - HOUSING HUNDREDS OF THE REFUGEE FAMILIES. ITS CONTINUED EXISTENCE HAS CAUSED MUCH CONTROVERSY, BUT LAST YEAR THE BAVARIAN GOVERNMENT PROMISED TO FIND HOMES FOR THE PEOPLE THERE, AND TURN THE CAMP INTO A PERMANENT MEMORIAL TO NAZI CRIMES. ALTHOUGH 500 HAVE MOVE OUT, 700 PEOPLE ARE STILL LIVING THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GUBKA723MLSGFMR5EOO0ZYUS
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GUBKA723MLSGFMR5EOO0ZYUS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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