German politicians remember Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom

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Germany is marking the 80th anniversary of attacks on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust. November 9 has been a fateful date for Germany in other regards as well.

  • Ben Knight
  • DW

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for “democratic patriotism” as the country commemorated three fateful moments of German history that occurred on November 9.

In a speech to the Bundestag on Friday morning, Steinmeier said the date was “marked by ambivalence” for Germany.

“On November 9, we Germans remember both things — the light and the shadows of our history,” he told the…

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