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70th Anniversary of Kristallnacht Acknowledged Sunday

Germans and Israelis acknowledged the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht Sunday with various events and ceremonies. (CNN.com) The Nov. 9, 1938 riots and violence received by Jews from Nazis marked the instigation of the greater Holocost effort that ultimately killed 6 million Jews.

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Israeli President Shimon Peres, German-born Pope Benedict XVI, and Charlotte Knobloch, head of Germany's Central Council of Jews and a survivor of Kristallnacht, all offered statements and gestures commemorating the significant day.