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Kristallnacht memorial stolen

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November 19, 2010 | 9:40 am

Thieves made off with a 750 kilogram Kristallnacht monument from the Jewish cemetery in Cologne.

The theft occurred Sunday night, Ha’aretz reported on Friday, and the local Jewish community is offering a 4,000 Euro reward for information leading to its retrieval.

The monument, representing religious objects rescued during the night of Nazi-spurred violence and looting in 1938, stood about nine feet high.

The theft took place days after commemorations of Kristallnacht, or the night of broken glass—named for the Jewish shops that were destroyed during the attacks.

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