Germany: Van der Bellen commemorates Kristallnacht 80 years ago

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Vienna (AFP) Austria's Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen called for vigilance against anti-Semitism and racism in memory of Kristallnacht 80 years ago. History must be seen as an example, "where scapegoat policy, incitement, marginalization can lead," said Van der Bellen on Thursday evening at a memorial service at the former location of the destroyed in November 1938 synagogue Leopoldstädter Temple in Vienna.

ref: zeit