Kristallnacht Day 2018 is on Friday, November 9, 2018: What are modern day Kristallnacht paralells?
Friday, November 9, 2018 is Kristallnacht Day 2018. 75 Years Since Kristallnacht Extensive Online Resources; Holocaust Survivor Testimonies & Photos
Greetings! Kristallnacht is a unique nightmare in history, all to itself. There really can be no comparison to this tragedy.
There is a real danger to make comparisons of people and events and equate it to the Third Reich. Most often, comparisons tend to downplay what actually transpired during that period of time.
Hitler and the Third Reich should be a closely studied event in of itself so that humanity should never return to such atrocities again.
Having said that, there have been other events that also darkened and burned their way into history books. Stalin's regime, Mao Tsetung's revolutionary movement, Pol Pot...the list goes on and on.
Hitler and the Third Reich is not the only one, but this empire which brought us World War II is the most documented event in world history. It would greatly heed us to learn as much as we can so that we never repeat this portion of history again.
Hope this helps. Take care.
What was Kristallnacht?
Kristallnacht:A massive, coordinated attack on Jews throughout the German Reich on the night of November 9, 1938, into the next day, has come to be known as Kristallnacht or The Night of Broken Glass.
why:For Adolf Hitler and Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, the shooting in Paris provided an opportunity to incite Germans to "rise in bloody vengeance against the Jews
a direct result of Hitler's opinion of the Jewish people. He had at first started a boycott against their businesses which turned eventually into the Jewish not being legally allowed to be German citizens. To later make things even worse for the groups of younger Nazi's would go through neighborhoods and break windows of the shops owned by Jewish people. They also smashed up Synagogue's as well. After the Jewish businessmen complained a hearing was held and were actually they themselves found guilty for the events. Many beleive this is what was the beginning of the Holocaust.
Kristallnacht was triggered by the assassination in France of a German diplomat, Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a German-born Polish Jew.
In a coordinated attack on Jewish people and their property, 91 Jews were murdered and some 30,000 were arrested and deported to concentration camps. More than 200 synagogues were destroyed and thousands of homes and businesses were ransacked.
Kristallnacht also served as a pretext and a means for the wholesale confiscation of firearms from German Jews.
What are modern day Kristallnacht paralells?
There were the 1929 Arab riots in Hebron where the Arabs robbed, raped, pillaged and murdered their Jewish neighbors. It was the beginning of more racist horrors to come to the Holy Land. The British response was to expel the Jews from the second holiest city in Judaism.
Oh! you want modern day meaning something more recent. I guess the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon. It was the prelude to the attacks on the U.S. embassies in Africa, the attack on the U.S.S. Cole, the attacks against U.S. military and civilian personnel in Saudi Arabia, and of course the destruction of the World Trade Centers.