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November 10, 2016

78th anniversary of Kristallnacht

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:06 am

Kristallnacht was the name given to a riot that took place in Germany 78 years ago on November 9th and 10th.

You can read about this event on this news article:

Kristallnacht was the Nazi pogrom against the Jews which started on the night of November 9, 1938.

This was a state-sanctioned riot in which the windows of all the Jewish stores in every city in Germany and Austria were smashed. Police stood by to prevent looting, but merchandise was thrown into the street and destroyed.

Every synagogue in Germany was set on fire; the fire department extinguished the fires only if other nearby buildings were threatened.

A total of 91 people lost their lives.

This travesty took place after a three-day death watch over Ernst vom Rath, a diplomat at the German embassy in Paris who was shot by Herschel Grynzspan, a 17-year old Polish Jew.

Herschel had fled to Paris when the Nazis announced in October 1938 that all Polish Jews in Germany would be deported back to Poland. The Polish government had already torn up their passports when they evicted them earlier. The Poles would not allow them back into their country. It seems that no country wanted the Jews.

Grynzspan’s parents and sister were forced to live in a refugee camp on the border; his motive for killing vom Rath was to call the attention of the world to the plight of the stateless Jews, that no country wanted.

I blogged about this last year at



  1. Its difficult to believe that a 17-year old boy in a country foreign to him, with no means of support, and probably in a confused and unsettled frame of mind, could act rationally and entirely alone, by purchasing a gun and ammunition from somewhere (where exactly, we are not told), and proceed to stalk, then assassinate someone totally unknown to him.

    But the two articles presented by Ingrid Weckert ( submitted by Jim Rizoli ) and Roy Roizon ( submitted by “who dares wings” ) provides clues that Herschel Grynszpan may have been acting on behalf of powerful shadowy people who were sponsoring him.

    Ingrid Weckert writes;-

    ” Grynszpan was arrested at the scene and was taken to a police station. Although he was a totally obscure Polish Jew with no money and no apparent supporters, nevertheless one of France’s most famous lawyers, Moro Giafferi, appeared at the police station a few hours after the shooting and told the police that he was Grynszpan’s attorney. Nothing could possibly have appeared about the shooting in any newspaper before his arrival. How then could Moro Giafferi have possibly known about the shooting? Why was he so eager to defend this young foreigner? And finally, who was going to pay his attorney fees? As it turned out, Giafferi took good care of Grynszpan during the following years. ”

    No further comment is needed !

    And Roy Roizon states;-

    ” As Paris fell, French authorities sent French prisoners, including the boy [Grynszpan], southward by train. 24 In transit, this train was strafed by German planes, and Grynszpan found himself temporarily free, making his way with the great human mass fleeing from the approaching Nazi army. For reasons that are not clear, Grynszpan made efforts to be admitted to two French prisons–at Toulouse and at Bourges. Toulouse prison rejected him, but the prison at Bourges took him in.

    Now isn’t that interesting – that a murderer and escapee from justice should volunteer to hand himself in; not once, but twice! Why would he do that, when he could simply disappear in the great throng of refugees heading south to escape the German armies. Did he realise that being in custody and protected by his wealthy and powerful sponsors was a better policy to follow in this time of crisis, rather than take his chances in the uncertain world of the chaos and confusion that was overwhelming France during May and June of 1940.

    Comment by Talbot — November 10, 2016 @ 5:16 pm

  2. Conclusion of article sum up….

    I have tried to point out just a few unmentioned aspects of the Crystal Night issue which, in my opinion, give a picture of what actually happened that is entirely different than the one generally accepted. I am convinced that neither the German government nor the leaders of the National Socialist Party instigated the Crystal Night. Ultimately it was not the Jews but the Germans who suffered most as a result of this event. Even persons sympathetic to National Socialism are still appalled when they think of the Crystal Night. Many are under the impression that murder and arson were quite common under National Socialism and that no Jew could be sure of his life or property. Nazi Germany was supposedly a country without any civil rights. The Crystal Night incident was indeed one of the darkest episodes of German history in the era of 1933 to 1945. But based on all of the available evidence, these demonstrations were neither thought up nor organized by German Party or government officials. In fact, they were completely suprised and shocked when they learned of the riot and destruction. The pogrom must have been thought up and organized by those who actually benefited from it and who wanted to create havoc in Germany.

    Who could they have been? If we keep in mind the deep involve ment of the Jewish organization LICA in the murder of vom Rath, we may ask: Could the Jews themselves have hoped to benefit from a pogrom? In the aftermath of the Crystal Night, the world press became overwhelmingly sympathetic to the Jews, which is precisely what they wanted above all else. The Zionists in particular counted on worldwide support in their struggle against England, which then ruled Palestine as a British mandate. Jewish immigration to Palestine was strictly limited at that time by the British because of vehement Arab opposition to the arrival of ever larger numbers of Jews. As a result, the number of Jewish immigrants dropped in 1938 to the lowest level since the beginning of the century, when the Zionist mass migration to Palestine began.

    To stabilize the situation, the British formulated a partition plan dividing Palestine into Arab and Jewish portions. Despite serious reservations, the Jews agreed to the plan, but the Arabs did not. They responded with an uprising known as the Arab Revolt. In March 1938 the British government sent Sir Harold MacMichaels as High Commissioner to Palestine. He succeeded in suppressing the uprising, but to appease the Arabs he promised to urge his government to abandon the partition plan and halt further Jewish immigration. MacMichaels returned to London in October 1938 to discuss his proposals with the British parliament. The scheduled date for the final decision was 8 November 1938, the day on which the Crystal Night violence actually began.

    German Embassy Secretary Ernst vom Rath had been shot just one day earlier, on 7 November. The conspirators no doubt hoped that vom Rath would die immediately, in which case the anti-Jewish demonstrations would probably have also started on the 7th. Could someone have hoped that a pogrom in nearby Germany would influence the British to change their Palestine policy? Or that it would induce the outside world to exert pressure on Britain to open Palestine to the Jews who were being so terribly treated in Germany? I cannot give any definite answers. I can only speculate as to who conspirators behind the Crystal Night really were and as to their motives. To me it seems entirely plausible that certain Jewish groups were involved. The LICA was almost certainly involved in the murder of vom Rath. In any case, the Crystal Night incident was not an expression of the will of the German people. Nor was it organized by Dr. Goebbels or any of the other German leaders. On the contrary, it was carefully organized by people who worked in the shadows.

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — November 10, 2016 @ 2:52 pm

  3. His motive for killing von Rath has also been said to have been a homosexual quarrel. No one knows what ultimately happened to him.

    Abstract — Herschel Feibel Grynszpan assassinated Nazi foreign service officer Ernst vom Rath in Paris on 7 November 1938. The event provided the Nazi establishment with an occasion for Kristallnacht, a brutal pogrom launched against Jews and Jewish institutions inside the territory of the Third Reich on the night of 9-10 November 1938. Grynszpan was taken into French custody. A number post-war sources have contended that Grynszpan survived French and later Nazi captivity only to resume his Paris residence after the war and start a family. A search of relevant literature, however, fails to support this conclusion. It is argued that Grynszpan probably perished while still in Nazi captivity. It is also argued that Grynszpan’s present historical obscurity may reflect the painful and still unresolved status of the moral issues his action symbolized.

    Comment by who dares wings — November 10, 2016 @ 2:05 pm

    • The Homosexual thing was brought up but said to be false…


      Comment by Jim Rizoli — November 10, 2016 @ 2:59 pm

  4. There are two sides of things the Jew side and the TRUTH.
    Now for the TRYUTH!

    Comment by jrizoli — November 10, 2016 @ 11:49 am

    • Reinhard Heydrich:

      “Regards: Measures against Jews tonight.

      a) Only such measures may be taken which do not jeopardize German life or property (for instance, burning of synagogues only if there is no danger of fires for the neighbourhoods).

      b) Business establishments and homes of Jews may be destroyed but not looted. The police have been instructed to supervise the execution of these directives and to arrest looters.

      c) In Business streets special care is to be taken that non-Jewish establishments will be safeguarded at all cost against damage.”

      Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression – Vol. III, p. 545-547.

      Comment by Denying-History — November 10, 2016 @ 2:44 pm

  5. The first concentration camps in Europe for Jews were in Poland, established by the Polish government before Kristallnacht near its border with Germany to keep Polish Jews from returning to Poland.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — November 10, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    • You wrote: “The first concentration camps in Europe for Jews were in Poland…”

      The poor Jews…nobody wanted them.

      Comment by furtherglory — November 10, 2016 @ 10:43 am

      • Indeed and why? We all knew that Polish Jews were no good. Pity, other times.
        And sorry for my ignorance but why did the Kristallnacht ever took place? Wasn ‘t that after all the Morgenthau publications to destroy the German people for good?
        I really don’t know. However, I faintly remember reading that very few synagogues were destroyed – that from the highest level these actions were condemned. And anyhow all that happened was recorded.

        Comment by Dr Kim — November 10, 2016 @ 11:38 am

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