Germany Commemorates Kristallnacht Pogroms 75th Anniversary

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In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office , German... News PhotoBerlin,Chairwoman,Former,Germany,Hiding,Horizontal,Joachim Gauck,Photography,Politics,WorkshopPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 BundesregierungBERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 08: In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA), German President Joachim Gauck is shown a hidden room by Inge Deutschkron (R), Chairwoman of the Blind Trust, in former workshops for the blind once owned by Otto Weidt, on November 8, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Otto Weidt is renowned for his efforts to protect his Jewish workers, including Inge Deutschkron, from deportation during the Holocaust. Germany is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogroms, during which Nazi gangs burned down synagogues, smashed shops and looted residences across Germany and Austria in a fury of anti-semitic violence in 1938. Persecution of Jews was a central component of Adolf Hitler's rise to power. (Photo by Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)