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    • Kosher Kid
    • By Kosher Kid 9th Nov 18, 7:18 PM
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    Kristallnacht - Good to remember or not?
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    Kristallnacht - Good to remember or not? 9th Nov 18 at 7:18 PM
    Kristallnacht is one of the major turning points in European Jewish history.

    Synagogues and homes across the world will "leave a light on" from Friday to Saturday night to mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

    Kristallnacht 2018

    I remember burning a candle the night Lady Diana died.
    It just seemed the 'right' thing to do at the time.
    In the morning, the candle was dead, just like her.

    I know that it can be 'good to remember', but sometimes it can be 'better to forget' sad events that happened many years ago, rather than remember the hurt, even though loved ones are always in our hearts and memories.

    Posted here rather than in DT because more as a reminder to people than asking for discussion, although comments are welcome of course.
    I have my own thoughts on the events and tragedies of those times ... and I shouldgo now because Shabbat has started.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 9th Nov 18, 8:57 PM
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    Thanks for posting. I had never heard of Kristallnacht before.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Nov 18, 6:40 AM
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    Yes, we should remember.

    We should remember what humans are capable of, and whom they are capable of electing to power.

    Neither should we be complacent and say that "It couldn't happen here", because it so easily could.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Nov 18, 9:15 AM
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    Absolutely right that we should remember Kristallnacht.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Nov 18, 9:33 AM
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 10th Nov 18, 4:45 PM
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    I know that it can be 'good to remember', but sometimes it can be 'better to forget' sad events that happened many years ago, rather than remember the hurt, even though loved ones are always in our hearts and memories.
    Originally posted by Kosher Kid
    It will never be 'better to forget' such atrocities, ever.
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
    • Kosher Kid
    • By Kosher Kid 10th Nov 18, 5:33 PM
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    It will never be 'better to forget' such atrocities, ever.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Thank you Peachyprice and 'shalom'.

    Sometimes I think that 'forgetting' is linked to 'forgiving'.
    The people who perpetrated these atrocities will have to answer for their actions. Sometimes it's now, sometimes it's when they pass away, but they will answer.

    I have met some people who are almost 'too apologetic' however, for the actions of their predecessors, and I can't help but think "you are not responsible for the actions of your grandparents", who stood silently by while these things occurred.

    I wanted people to know and to remember, which is why I posted the thread.

    Maybe it's my way of trying to forgive rather than forget ...
    • Kosher Kid
    • By Kosher Kid 10th Nov 18, 7:44 PM
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    I found this account quite moving :

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46152567
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