Antisemitism is an old but still new trend in our society

The windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and Synagogues were smashed. Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. The rioters destroyed 267 synagogues throughout nations. Over 7,000 Jewish businesses were either destroyed or damaged and hundreds of Jews were murdered during the attacks while the police is watching and doing nothing. 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and incarcerated in prisons. Well, all these are what really happened during Kristallnacht (or Reichskristallnacht) of 1938 in Germany, Austria, and the Sudentenland (former Czechoslovakia which were inhabited primarily by Sudeten Germans). Tragically nowadays, this Anitisemitic madness still continues in some European countries, particularly in France but by Arab Muslims this time, not by the Nazi. On the other hand, being an Antisemitic person is still a cool thing for many Europeans whose brains are captured by the persecution complex or the feeling of being victimized.

In human psychology, people always need to have objects either to blame or to worship. This act is a psychological escape from their unsatisfied life. The photographs show a small number of Jewish tombs in Germany that have been abandoned for a century. The Jews couldn’t dare to put any religious sign on their tomb stones because they knew someone will destroy their tombs. In fact, this really happens in France. Nobody knows how Jews have been dead and buried on the site. However, one thing is sure that those tombs have been completely abandoned such a long time. At the end, Germany is now protecting the site with metal fence (because the government also knows someone will destroy the tombs). Many Jewish sites in Germany have been marked with memorial objects in order to remember what happened before including street names with Jewish things such as ‘Synagogue’. All photographs were taken in Düsseldorf, Germany with helps from a kind and devoted German person.

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