Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Anniversary: Kristallnacht

A Berlin synagogue after Kristallnacht.

Kristallnacht; literally "Crystal night" or the Night of Broken Glass was an anti-Jewish pogrom in Nazi Germany and Austria on 9 to 10 November 1938. It is also known as Novemberpogrome, Reichskristallnacht, Reichspogromnacht or Pogromnacht in German.

Kristallnacht was triggered by the assassination of German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a German-born Polish Jew. In a coordinated attack on Jewish people and their property, 99 Jews were murdered and 25,000 to 30,000 were arrested and placed in concentration camps. 267 synagogues were destroyed and thousands of homes and businesses were ransacked. This was done by the Hitler Youth, Gestapo, SS and SA. Kristallnacht also served as a pretext and a means for the wholesale confiscation of firearms from German Jews. -- Wikipedia


Dedicated_Dad said...

Ours is coming - wait and see.

This time, it'll be "right wingers" instead of jews, but otherwise...

This occurred to me yesterday as I was writing: Compare the DHS report to some of the nazi rantings - just substitute "jew" for every "right wing extremist" or the like.

Amazing how similar, huh?

We're next...


Anonymous said...

"Ours is coming - wait and see."

I could see the following situation:

Rioters, spurred on by "community activists" with maps of precincts that voted against whatever candidate they pushed, advance thinking that they'll be able to loot, rape, and burn to their hearts content.

Then they start taking rifle fire, and their rosy worldview changes in an instant.

Rioters may be full of anger and rage, but a 5.56 to the stomach, chest, or head will adjust that attitude right quick.