The Dutch organisation Centraal Joods Overleg (Central Jewish Consultation) has announced that from next year it will hold a commemoration of Kristallnacht in Amsterdam each year. Until now it has commemorated the 1938 “Night of Broken Glass” in Nazi Germany once every five years.
The CJO criticises the annual Kristallnacht commemoration held by the anti-racism organisation Nederland Bekent Kleur (Netherlands Honest about Colour) as “highly politicised”.
“It no longer has anything to do with warning about anti-Semitism and racism, let alone a commemoration of the past.”
Nederland Bekent Kleur is one of the organisations which support the prosecution of Geert Wilders. Apart from leading the anti-Islamic Freedom Party, Mr Wilders is also known as a staunch supporter of Israel.