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article imageGerman spa apologizes for 'Kristallnacht' spa break

By Layne Weiss     Nov 6, 2013 in World
The Kristall Sauna Wellness Park hotel has issued an apology for promoting a "Romantic Kristallnacht evening" for November 9, the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Night of Broken Glass, when Nazis destroyed Jewish homes and businesses.
People took to social media to condemn and parody the advertisement until the hotel issued an apology via its Facebook page, BBC News reports via Der Spiegel, a German magazine.
“We are extraordinarily regretful and of course this was unintentional; believe us, we are quite ashamed about our mistake,” the apology said according to Times of Israel.
An employee of the hotel told The Jerusalem Post Monday that the ad was a "misunderstanding and refers to the name of the firm" as they usually include the name "Kristall" for events and promotions.
The owners acknowledged that this time, however, it was "insensitive and extremely inappropriate," BBC News reports. The event has been renamed a "Long Romantic Night."
Overnight between the November 9 and 10, 1938, at least 91 Jews were killed and tens of thousands were arrested as Nazis burned down Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues. The wave of anti-Jewish pogroms known as Kristallnacht literally "Night of Crystal" is now most commonly referred to "The Night of Broken Glass." It marked the first wave of organized Jewish violence against the Jews across Nazi Germany.
November 9, 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
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