Jews Mark 70th Anniversary of Nazi Night Of Terror

Jews across the nation will mark the 70th anniversary of a Nazi night of terror on Sunday.

Nazis in Germany and Austria killed more than 90 Jews, sent about 30,000 men and boys to concentration camps and destroyed thousands of homes, synagogues and other buildings on November 9th, 1938. The rampage is known as Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass.

Eighty-one-year-old Otto Salomon of Glendale saw his father carted away to a concentration camp at Dachau. But the family was lucky: Salomon's father was later released thanks to a Nazi official he had saved from drowning two months before.

Salomon plans to spend Sunday at an interfaith candlelight vigil with other Jews as well as Catholics and Lutherans, Muslims and Baha'i.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus