Kristallnacht – 75 years on

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The commemorative protest march for the 75th anniverary of Kristallnacht Рthe Night of Broken Glass Рin Gothenburg, 9th Nov 2013. Between 200 and 300 of us gathered at Götaplatsen outside the theatre (above) and walked down the Avenue (below) to assemble at Bastionplatsen (bottom) to hear speakers from Jewish, Roma, LGBT and immigrant groups, plus David Lega, the wheelchair-borne Christian Democrat member of the Local Council.

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Kristallnacht 3

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The Bastionplatsen meeting took place just up the road from Gothenburg’s Synagogue (to which we were invited afterwards for more music and talk). It also took place in the shadow of Hotel Ritz, just out of frame here to the right, which – under a different name – was the hotel stop of preference for Nazi party members passing through Gothenburg in the 1930s and 1940s.
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