On the 75th Anniversary of “Kristallnacht”: Remembering the True Story of Berlin’s New Synagogue

Conscientious police in Nazi Berlin

As we observe the 75th anniversary of the so-called Kristallnacht (known more appropriately as “Reichspogromnacht” in German today), I want to share a story about the “New Synagogue” in eastern Berlin that was quite obscure until recently. How obscure? In 1966 a plaque was placed on the outside of the …