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Former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Source: Screenshot.

Shame on Arnold Schwarzenegger

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger received a lot of ill-deserved praise this week for his response to the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill. In a seven-and-a-half-minute video clip that he posted on social media, not only...
Jeanine Pirro of Fox News was berated for making a comparison to Kristallnacht on Jan. 11, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro makes, defends comparison to Kristallnacht

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was berated for comparing tech companies severing ties with the social-media company Parler to Kristallnacht. “And now that they’ve won, what we’re seeing is the kind of censorship that is akin...
Healy Hall at Georgetown University. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Anti-Semitism watchdog urges Georgetown to act over article insulting Kristallnacht

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement, an anti-Semitism watchdog group, is calling on Georgetown University to take concrete action over an article in a publication of one of its programs. The article, written by Austrian political scientist...
Christiane Amanpour. Source: Facebook.

Christiane Amanpour apologizes for Kristallnacht-Trump comparison

Veteran CNN anchorwoman Christiane Amanpour apologized during her Monday show for having equated the events of Kristallnacht with U.S. President Donald Trump’s term in office. Her comments caused a storm of controversy, including a demand from Israel...
Christiane Amanpour. Source: Facebook.

‘CNN’ slammed for likening Trump’s conduct to Nazi pogroms

Christiane Amanpour, Christiane Amanpour, chief international anchor for CNN, infuriated many social-media users, pundits and politicians over the weekend after she compared the White House’s conduct to Nazi actions in the runup to the Holocaust....
An event at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, hosted by Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, marked 82 years since the Kristallnacht pogrom in Germany, Nov. 9, 2020. Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Rivlin hosts event marking Kristallnacht with presidents of Austria and Germany

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said on Monday that while anti-Semitism was a more difficult virus to deal with than COVID-19, a vaccine must be found for it. Speaking at an event at the President’s Residence...
Assessing some of the damage after Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” in Germany on Nov. 9-10, 1938. Credit: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

On Kristallnacht anniversary, presidents of Israel, Austria, Germany call for stand against hatred

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday issued a joint call to fight all forms of hatred. “Eighty-two years since Kristallnacht and the dark shadows...
A store damaged during Kristallnacht. Photo: German Federal Archives via Wikimedia Commons

November 9/10, 1938: Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass”

November 9 marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” a major milestone in the persecution of Jews under the Third Reich and an unusually important event which took place in full...
A security guard stands in the empty Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem on April 19, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Knowledge is power against hate: Online course designed to set Holocaust record straight

Anyone who still believes that ignorance is bliss hasn’t seen how easily it can be turned into hate. Nov. 9 will mark 82 years since Kristallnacht, “the Night of Broken Glass.” A night when authorities...
An international campaign titled “Let There Be Light” is inviting individuals, institutions and houses of worship worldwide to keep their lights on during the night of Nov. 9, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

March of the Living launches global interfaith initiative to commemorate Kristallnacht

A two-day pogrom began on Nov. 9, 1938, during which the Nazis burned more than 1,400 synagogues and Jewish institutions in Germany and Austria. Indeed, Kristallnacht (“The Night of Broken Glass”) was a critical...