Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) recalled the attacks on the synagogue in Oslo when she spoke at the remembrance of the Crystal Night in Oslo, Sunday evening.
– “Violent attacks against Jews have increased worldwide. It’s scary, and it worries me,” Solberg said as she spoke outside the National Theater.
The Jewish Synagogue in Oslo marks their 100th anniversary next year. Solberg pointed out that the venue has been subjected to several attacks in recent years and that concrete blocks, which are memorials to victims of Nazism during World War II, were painted near the synagogue this year.
– “We must work systematically to prevent prejudice from being established and spreading,” Solberg said.
Many people had shown up for the torchlight walk between Youngstorget and the National Theater in downtown Oslo.
Crystal Night is a commemoration of the night between November 9 and 10, 1938, which marks the beginning of Jewish persecution in Germany. Tens of thousands of Jews were deported and at least 90 Jews were killed that night. Thousands of synagogues and Jewish shops in the country were looted and burnt.
Authorities named the action the Crystal Night, which plays on the large quantities of broken glass from window panes in Jewish shops that covered sidewalks and streets.
The devastation was directed by central Nazi leaders and the Nazi movement’s organizations that tried to portray it as a result of popular rage against Jews.
Later, the night has been referred to as the November program to avoid Nazi language usage.
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