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Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:30 PM

From the archive: Kristallnacht

Seventy-five years ago the Nazi government unleashed the Kristallnacht pogrom against German Jews

On the night of 9 November 1938, the Nazi government coordinated a wave of attacks in Germany and Austria, on synagogues, Jewish-owned businesses and homes.

This was Kristallnacht - the night of broken glass. Over two days some 90 Jews were killed in an orgy of violence, while around 30,000 Jewish males were rounded up for deportation to concentration camps. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned or damaged.

The Manchester Guardian's first reports of the pogrom appeared on 11 November 1938.



more: http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/from-the-archive-blog/2013/nov/08/kristallnacht-guardian-archive-1938

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Behind the Aegis Nov 2013 OP
ismnotwasm Nov 2013 #1
JustAnotherGen Nov 2013 #2
Behind the Aegis Nov 2013 #3
Skittles Nov 2013 #5
Pretzel_Warrior Nov 2013 #7
JustAnotherGen Nov 2013 #8
William769 Nov 2013 #4
Pretzel_Warrior Nov 2013 #6
sarisataka Nov 2013 #9
Behind the Aegis Nov 2013 #10
Violet_Crumble Nov 2013 #11
leftstreet Nov 2013 #12

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:37 PM

1. Shared on FB

Thank you.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:46 PM

2. 75 years ago in Germany

Yet today I read about Jewish children in the 518 area of NY State (Eastern NY) being harassed to the point that in one case they are being homeschool. Thank you for reminding us of what happens when you say and do nothing and hate 'wins'.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:55 PM

3. It is amazing to be sure.

I think you are talking about this: Swastikas, Slurs and Torment in Town’s Schools (I posted it over in Good Reads).

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:58 PM

5. WTF

what is going on? why are people so freaking hateful?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 04:03 PM

7. Quita a number always looking for "the other" to blame for structural problems in society

 

or their own poor choices.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 04:05 PM

8. Amen Pretzel Warrior

Amen!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 03:55 PM

4. Kick & recommended.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 04:02 PM

6. It is horrible to read these accounts and know what was happening behind the scenes

 

To realize surface things like "deporting" Jews to new locations out of Germany meant something far more sinister, deadly, and atrocious. It defies logic that a nation can sit down and quietly let their country cut off an entire group of people, forcibly take their property, and beat/kill them.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 04:12 PM

9. S.E.P...

Somebody Else's Problem.

Unfortunately I can imagine happening it here and now all too easily.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Edmund Burke

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 04:13 PM

10. Some of the "deporting" was already taking place.

Though there were a few Jews "finding new homes", the mentally and physically challenged were being "shipped off" to "hospitals" all around Germany. Sadly, many were never seen again.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 04:29 PM

11. K&R n/t

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2013, 04:30 PM

12. DURec

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