09 November 2016

78th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

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Background and Overview 
(November 9-10, 1938)


...On October 28, [1938] 17,000 Jews of Polish citizenship, many of whom had been living in Germany for decades, were arrested and relocated across the Polish border. The Polish government refused to admit them so they were interned in "relocation camps" on the Polish frontier.

Among the deportees was Zindel Grynszpan, who had been born in western Poland and had moved to Hanover, where he established a small store in 1911. On the night of October 27, Zindel Grynszpan and his family were forced out of their home by German police. His store and the family's possessions were confiscated and they were forced to move over the Polish border.

Zindel Grynszpan's seventeen-year-old son, Herschel, was living with an uncle in Paris. When he received news of his family's expulsion, he went to the German embassy in Paris on November 7, intending to assassinate the German Ambassador to France. Upon discovering that the Ambassador was not in the embassy, he settled for a lesser official, Third Secretary Ernst vom Rath. Rath, was critically wounded and died two days later, on November 9.

The assassination provided Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Chief of Propaganda, with the excuse he needed to launch a pogrom against German Jews. Grynszpan's attack was interpreted by Goebbels as a conspiratorial attack by "International Jewry" against the Reich and, symbolically, against the Fuehrer himself. This pogrom has come to be called Kristallnacht, "the Night of Broken Glass."

On the nights of November 9 and 10, rampaging mobs throughout Germany and the newly acquired territories of Austria and Sudetenland freely attacked Jews in the street, in their homes and at their places of work and worship. At least 96 Jews were killed and hundreds more injured, more than 1,000 synagogues were burned (and possibly as many as 2,000), almost 7,500 Jewish businesses were destroyed, cemeteries and schools were vandalized, and 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps....

Think it can't happen again? You'd better hope and pray that no leftist Clinton-supporting Jew who views Trump as another Hitler, y"sh, decides to follow in Zindel Grynszpan's footsteps.

Then again,...

Protesters take to the streets following Trump's stunner

Protesters angry about Donald Trump’s stunning presidential election victory over Hillary Clinton hit the streets from Southern California to the East Coast early Wednesday, in some cases halting transportation and causing property damage.

Up to 100 people gathered in downtown Oakland, Calif., to protest the presidential election result, KTVU reported. As protesters gathered and continued to march on Telegraph Avenue, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) shut down a station near downtown Oakland, KTVU added.

Protesters reportedly burned a Trump effigy and smashed windows of the Oakland Tribune newsroom early Wednesday morning, according to NBC Bay Area. Hundreds of students also took the streets in Berkeley and San Jose, with over 200 people spilling into Oakland's city limits, NBC Bay Area added.