WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will introduce a Senate resolution commemorating the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the "Night of Broken Glass.” November 9, 1938 marked the first large-scale anti-Semitic operation of the Nazi Party just before the Holocaust began. The resolution honors all those who perished in the Holocaust, supports efforts in the United States to raise awareness about the horrors of the Holocaust, and reaffirms our commitment to eradicating anti-Semitism.   

“We must make the words ‘never again’ a reality, and recognizing the horrors of Kristallnacht helps us do that. The Night of Broken Glass is a dark stain on European history, where innocent Jews were murdered just because their religion,” said Murphy. “81 years later, we’re still seeing the scourge of anti-Semitism around the world and in our own backyard. This resolution keeps the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust alive, and reaffirms our nation’s commitment to stamping out all forms of xenophobia and hatred whenever and wherever it occurs.”

The full text of the resolution can be viewed here.