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Germany: 16 arrested for disrupting Kristallnacht memorial

Just so you think the only Nazis are in France, last night at a Kristalnach in Frankfort Germany a Natzi Group made its presence felt.

Police arrested 16 people after neo-Nazis disrupted commemorations of Kristallnacht in an east German town, officials said Friday
Associated Press

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Police arrested 16 people after neo-Nazis disrupted commemorations of Kristallnacht in an east German town, officials said Friday.

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Police in Frankfurt an der Oder said the rioters tore up floral wreaths Thursday night and threw away candles placed on a memorial stone for the city’s synagogue, which was destroyed by the Nazis.

Some shouted “Sieg Heil” As officers moved in to arrest them, police said. Those detained were between 16 and 24 years old.

On Nov. 9, 1938 – Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass – Adolf Hitler’s Nazis attacked Jewish homes and businesses throughout Germany in a prelude to the Holocaust.

Neo-Nazis remain a fringe group in Germany, where their views repel most people. But recent electoral successes by the far-right National Democratic party, which has won seats in two regional legislatures, have caused widespread concern and calls for more effective measures against extremism.

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