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Helmut Schmidt giving an Address at the Cologne Synagogue (November 9, 1978)
On November 9, 1978, the Central Council of Jews in the Germany held a service at the Cologne Synagogue to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Kristallnacht ("The Night of Broken Glass"). Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt gave an address at the service; Federal President Walter Scheel and other members of the federal government also took part.