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On This Day… The Night Of Broken Glass

Written by: George Chittenden : 10 Jun 2019

It was on this day, 9th Nov, back in 1938 when the Nazis launched a campaign of terror against Jewish people, their homes and businesses across Germany and Austria. It was an event that would foreshadow the Holocaust. During the eruption of violence 7,500 Jewish businesses were damaged and hundreds of synagogues, homes and schools were vandalized.

At least 100 people were killed and over 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to concentration camps. The violence, which continued through November 10th was later dubbed “Kristallnacht,” or “Night of Broken Glass,” after the countless smashed windows of Jewish-owned establishments. The rest of the world were outraged by what the Nazis had done.

Sadly, the strongest action they took was to break off diplomatic relations with Germany which resulted in the Nazis committing the mass murder of 6 million European Jews during the years that followed. The Irish political philosopher Edmund Burke once said that “Evil prevails when good men fail to act.”

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