Dienstag, November 08, 2005

TOMORROW WILL BE THE 67th ANNIVERSARY OF KRISTALLNACHT

Tomorrow will be the 67th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. On Nov. 9-10, 1938, a massive, coordinated attack was carried out against Jews throughout Germany and Austria. Hundreds were killed or injured, synagogues burned, businesses destroyed, cemeteries and schools vandalized, and thousands of Jews arrested and sent to concentration camps.

The triggering moment for this terrible pogrom was the assassination of a top Nazi diplomat by a young Jewish guy on the 7th of November 1938 in Paris. Nazi propagandists condemned the shooting as a terrorist attack to further the cause of the Jewish "world revolution", and the pogrom was launched.


In the German Newspapers of that time you could read:

On November 7 1938, Herschel Grynszpan, a Jew, walked into the German embassy in Paris and shot Ernst vom Rath, a German diplomat, five times.

2 Comments:

Blogger ElovesU said...

WOW thats so close to heart a few of my close friends actually left their country to find freedom in america, and becuase of that horrible event, i have made some great friends.

ELMO

7:55 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Elovesu:
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As long as there are young people like you, Elmo, I don't abandon hope in the cause of justice on our planet.

Love and Peace,

Castor

5:25 nachm.  

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