This is a copy of Heydrich's telegram, which gave instructions on what to do for Kristallnacht. It gave the orders saying that Jewish businesses were to be ransacked, yet were not allowed to be looted (anyone caught looting, even germans, were to be arrested). AIso it said that destruction of jewish property was not to be done if it could harm non-jewish property. it gave directions to protect all non jewish property and to make sure that the German police did not stop these actions.
This has been in my head and my heart all day. On the anniversary of #kristallnacht & this abomination of this election I can't help but get stuck here. My grandparents were lucky enough to get out of germany & away from the anti-Semitic hatred and death. To come here to a country built by immigrants like them. To build a life. Not a better one. They had a great life back there. They were successful and educated and jewish. That was the problem. Being jewish. They were fortunate to have the…
Happy Hanukkah, the Hanukkah quilt I made. It's call "Bound by Past, Present, & Future" My husband and I were out of town and we went to a fabric store. Robb found the background fabric about 6 years ago. It is a nautical night sky, like a map sailors/mariner would use. It reminded me of traveling to distanced places, long journeys. The menorah is what looks like shattered stain glass. I thought of "kristallnacht". In November of 1938 when the German Reich smashed all the Synagogs stained…
On November 9, 1938, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels announced a government-sanctioned reprisal against the Jews. Synagogues were ravaged and then burned. Jewish shop windows were broken. Jews were beaten, raped, arrested, and murdered. Throughout Germany and Austria, the pogrom rampaged. Police and firefighters stood by as synagogues burned and Jews were beaten, only taking action to prevent the spread of fire to non-Jew owned property and to stop looters.
Glass shattered around them as they fell to the ground, knocked over by the impact of the explosion. The final bomb had been bigger and much more powerful than the last. Edward rolled over on his back, aching and smarting from various cuts and bruises. He slowly fell in and out of consciousness, wishing he could find his brother, and wondering what had happened to him. <---- Last pinner
This is Filip Muller, a Slovakian survivor of the holocaust. He was sent to Auschwitz as a stoker (someone who would strip bodies before they were sent into the crematorium). He was then sent to Birkenau, an extermination plant. He was a Sonderkommando, or someone who disposed of the dead bodies in the gas chambers. He said that the transfer is what saved his life, since the conditions at Auschwitz were deadly.
This is Jeannine Burk, a holocaust survivor. She was lucky, a German family had taken her into their home and hid her. She was only a child, yet she knew what was going on. Her father was taken to the camps and later killed, her sister and brother saved in other ways, and her moth worked in a german nursing home, since she did not look like a jew. It is amazing how she survived, she said she wasn't allowed outside for two years and she says she lost a great deal of her childhood because of…
article about the diaries of judicial inspector Friedrich Kellner. The 900-page book begins in September 1938, told from the perspective of a German citizen who was not a Nazi. It also reveals what information Germans could have obtained about the Nazis if they had wanted to.
Billionaire Compares Outrage Over Rich In SF To Kristallnacht
Secrets of Britain's Sharia Courts - "There are some who are putting women at risk. And doing so for ridiculous reasons, namely that they are somehow responsible for the abuse they are suffering." — Nazir Afzal, head of the Crown Prosecution Service, northwest England.