International Day against Fascism and Anti-semitism

KristallnachtToday is the International Day against Fascism and Anti-semitism, an annual commemoration of the ‘Kristallnacht’ pogrom – a joint campaign of anti-fascist, anti-racist, human rights and Jewish organisations.

After World War II the Europeans decided that they would never let anything like the Holocaust happen again. Anti-fascist, anti-racist, human rights, Roma and Jewish organisations both inside and outside the UNITED network commemorate the Kristallnacht, which took place on 9 November 1938.

This partly state-organised pogrom against German Jews symbolises the beginning of the Holocaust. The commemoration has taken on a new meaning as we remember not only the victims from 1938, but also campaign against the rise of neo-nazism and racism in Europe today, and show support for the recent victims of racist and fascist attacks.

One response to “International Day against Fascism and Anti-semitism

  1. This topic is very much related to the topic of TOXIC pedagogy referred to in your previous posting re child-rearing practices and religion.

    All fascists would have had a horrible degrading childhood. They then unconsciously and automatically dramatise their anger and hatred at soft targets or the particular group that is (here and now) being targeted for scape-goating by the media or powers that be.

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