Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Night of Broken Glass

Remember! On November 9, 1938, the Night of Broken Glass, a state-sponsored wave of organized anti-Jewish crime hit German Jews and cities. Synagogues and stores were destroyed, thousands arrested, many died, and many now understood that it was better to leave.

In German history, this is a significant date. Note also
- 1989: Fall of the Berlin Wall
- 1923: Hitler and Ludendorff launched a failed coup
- 1918: Philipp Scheidemann  proclaimed the Weimar Republic. It lasted until 1933.
- 1848: Execution of Robert Blum, a member of the Frankfurt National Assembly. 

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