Hanukkia lit in spot Hitler decreed Final Solution

21.12.2011                      25.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 1

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Hanukkia lit in spot Hitler decreed Final Solution

Crowds assemble under Brandenburg Gate in Berlin carrying torches was reminiscent of a different era, darker era.

The large crowd assembled under the imposing Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Tuesday carrying torches was reminiscent of a different era, darker era.
But these were not Nazi stormtroopers, and the year was not 1933. Rather, it was 2011 and the gatherers were taking part in a large Hanukka ceremony.
“We’re standing at the same spot where Adolf Hitler announced his plan to annihilate European Jewry,” said Chabad Rabbi Yehuda Tiechtel of Berlin, who organized the event. “In this same spot we’ll be lighting the menorah with German officials, leaders and ambassadors.”…