Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau will address a special session of the European Parliament in Brussels addressing 70 years since Kristallnacht.
Rabbi Lau, a child survivor of the Holocaust, invited European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pottering to the event, requesting he address the alarming increase in hate crimes in Europe, the lack of tolerance and violence directed against foreigners in Europe.
The event is scheduled for Monday, November 10, 2008, under the banner of European intercultural dialogue.
Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) was the Nazi pogrom on November 9- 10, 1938. 25,000-30,000 Jews were arrested and over 90 murdered.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)