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    November 9, 1938 Nazis launch Kristallnacht

    (*fair use) THIS DAY IN HISTORY


    On this day in 1938, in an event that would foreshadow the Holocaust, German Nazis launch a campaign of terror against Jewish people and their homes and businesses in Germany and Austria. The violence, which continued through November 10 and was later dubbed “Kristallnacht,” or “Night of Broken Glass,” after the countless smashed windows of Jewish-owned establishments, left approximately 100 Jews dead, 7,500 Jewish businesses damaged and hundreds of synagogues, homes, schools and graveyards vandalized. An estimated 30,000 Jewish men were arrested, many of whom were then sent to concentration camps for several months; they were released when they promised to leave Germany. Kristallnacht represented a dramatic escalation of the campaign started by Adolf Hitler in 1933 when he became chancellor to purge Germany of its Jewish population.

    The Nazis used the murder of a low-level German diplomat in Paris by a 17-year-old Polish Jew as an excuse to carry out the Kristallnacht attacks. On November 7, 1938, Ernst vom Rath was shot outside the German embassy by Herschel Grynszpan, who wanted revenge for his parents’ sudden deportation from Germany to Poland, along with tens of thousands of other Polish Jews. Following vom Rath’s death, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels ordered German storm troopers to carry out violent riots disguised as “spontaneous demonstrations” against Jewish citizens. Local police and fire departments were told not to interfere. In the face of all the devastation, some Jews, including entire families, committed suicide.


    In the aftermath of Kristallnacht, the Nazis blamed the Jews and fined them 1 billion marks (or $400 million in 1938 dollars) for vom Rath’s death. As repayment, the government seized Jewish property and kept insurance money owed to Jewish people. In its quest to create a master Aryan race, the Nazi government enacted further discriminatory policies that essentially excluded Jews from all aspects of public life.

    Over 100,000 Jews fled Germany for other countries after Kristallnacht. The international community was outraged by the violent events of November 9 and 10. Some countries broke off diplomatic relations in protest, but the Nazis suffered no serious consequences, leading them to believe they could get away with the mass murder that was the Holocaust, in which an estimated 6 million European Jews died.


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    Nazis launch Kristallnacht


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    Original Published Date

    November 24, 2009

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    Exactly 80 years ago Friday. This time, it’s happening in the US. Fascinating.

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    Here.... it will be remembered as n***** night.

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    That would be “Schwartzenegger Nacht”. Not making that up.

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    I always have this event in the back of my mind....especially when I think of Antifa.
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    Which was not the spontaneous uprising by the Nazi's you have been told...

    Beginning in the spring of 1933, objections began surfacing against the procurement of German goods. Jewish organizations appealed to the public to forgo the purchase of goods from Germany through declarations and placards, with the goal of striking a blow at the German economy, and in this manner, to the power of the Nazis who had recently taken power. The anti-German boycott was initiated following the Nazi boycott initiated on April 1, 1933, against Jewish businesses in Germany. Following this, the Jewish organizations in various countries called for a boycott of German products available around the world.

    The Nazis warned the Jews in America that if they did not end the boycott, then the Jews in Germany would pay the price.

    This led to some of the headlines in the papers that I am sure you have seen by Nazi apologists:



    The "war" spoken of was an economic war against the Nazi regime. It was not a military action ( After all, how do a people without a nation-state declare war on any country in the military vernacular? ) and a direct outcome of the embargo effort that was being led by American Jews.

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    Well. we KNOW what a Krystalnacht would look like here.
    And yes, if ANTIFA and moveon.org actually GET their 900 actions tonight (Thursday) we are likely to see it start (though it likely won't happen QUITE the FIRST night....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by night driver View Post
    Well. we KNOW what a Krystalnacht would look like here.
    And yes, if ANTIFA and moveon.org actually GET their 900 actions tonight (Thursday) we are likely to see it start (though it likely won't happen QUITE the FIRST night....)
    With armed Americans this will be a problem.....

    Texican....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texican View Post
    With armed Americans this will be a problem.....

    Texican....
    I hereby nominate this post for understatement of the year!

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    Interestingly, just a few days ago I listened to a Perry Stone teaching on prophecy and he talked about prophetic cycles. One example he used was comparing JFK and Lincoln and the many commonalities, "coincidences" between them. Basically, it's the concept of history repeating it's self. Thanks, Tammy for sharing this.
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