Was a series of attacks on Jewish shops, synagogues etc. which started on 9 November 1938. Adolf heard that evening that Ernst vom Rath had been murdered by a Jew and gave an order beforehand that no attacks were to be organized by the Nazi Party but that spontaneous attacks were to be allowed. See 1938 - The End of Illusions on the point.
Bush used the 9/11 Job as an excuse to abuse government power just as Adolf did with the Reichstag Fire
Was the start of quite extensive disturbances in Germany and Austria. There were around a 100 kills. The foreign reaction was decidedly unfavourable.
1938 - The End of Illusions
Within 48 hours of Rath's death, hundreds of Jewish synagogues were torched--while fire brigades idly stood by. More than 7,000 Jewish businesses were looted without intervention by the police. Jewish cemeteries were desecrated. Some 91 Jews were killed, and 30,000 Jewish men were placed under arrest and sent to the newly enlarged concentration camps at Dachau, Buchenwald, and Sachsenhausen.
UNQUOTE ex a Jewish source.
Errors & omissions,
broken links, cock ups, over-emphasis, malice [ real or imaginary ] or whatever;
if you find any I am open to comment.
Email me at
Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 18:38:32