An Open Letter to Christiane Amanpour
A stand-alone commentary about this anniversary could have done so much to combat surging antisemitism in the world today, not to mention shocking ignorance, as polls show, about the Holocaust in Europe and the U.S.
you could have drawn inspiration from the remarks of German Chancellor Angela
Merkel, who said earlier this month: "We remember the disgrace of November
9, 1938, the pogroms against Jewish fellow citizens throughout the country, the
people driven to their deaths, the burning synagogues, the destroyed stores. We
commemorate the victims of the crime committed by Germany against humanity, the
Shoah, in shame."