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January 23, 2011

Heinrich Himmler’s predictions, Nov. 8, 1938

Filed under: Germany — Tags: — furtherglory @ 7:56 am

On Nov. 8, 1938, there was an annual gathering of the Nazi leaders in the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich to remember Hitler’s failed Putsch that had been organized there in 1923.   The day before, on Nov. 7, 1938, a young Jew named Herschel Grynszpan had shot Ernst vom Rath, a German diplomat, in Paris.

Before that, there was the Munich Agreement on Sept. 30, 1938 in which Germany was given the Sudentenland in Czechoslovakia.  These things were on Heinrich Himmler’s mind when he gave his speech on the night of Nov. 8th.   (more…)