|Today marks the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass, where the majority of synagogues in Germany were torched and destroyed by Nazi violence marking the beginning of the end of European Jewry.
Today, also marks the 34th day after Hamas’ invasion of Israel and the mass murder, maiming, rape, kidnapping, and hostage taking which left 1,400 Israelis dead, thousands wounded, and entire communities devastated.
The October 7th Hamas' massacre marked the single largest killing of Jews since the defeat of Nazi Germany. And unlike the Nazis who tried to erase their genocidal crimes, Hamas gleefully broadcast the carnage for the entire world to see.
While shocking, Palestinian backers of Hamas, on campuses, on social media, and on our nation’s streets embraced Hamas’ narrative and unspeakable atrocities. Anti-Semitic hate crimes, already on the rise, surged dramatically around the globe.
In response to this unprecedented crisis, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is initiating the adoption of a multi-point plan that is focused on keeping Jews safe.
At a press conference today at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, senior officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and survivors of the Nazi Holocaust will stand in solidarity to launch specific measures through this plan to protect the Jewish people.