As you know, we make mention of it every year. As the day in German history that stands for the best and for the worst of what humans can do.
And while we are overjoyed year after year of the fact that this terrible wall has fallen and allowed the German people to peacefully reunify, we want to make it very clear that the so-called Night of Broken Glass must and always will remind us of the atrocities of a time that we too easily tend to refer to as a past that will never recur. The recent increase in antisemitic aggression in Germany shows only too well that we have to do more than just say #neveragain.
There are many initiatives who do that and who appreciate support. One example are the Arolsen Archives, the world’s largest archive on the victims and survivors of the Nazi regime, a UNESCO Memory of the World located in the German town of Bad Arolsen. Their work in the fields of research and education is more important than ever, because #everynamecounts.