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Response to jimmy the one (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:15 AM

9. There were far fewer Jews in Germany than that in 1939

There were closer to half that number.

Check out the census records in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum online.

What we DO know is that a Jew shooting a Nazi in November of 1938 was the catalyst for Kristalnacht.

It is a pretty simple extrapolation that any further shooting of Nazis would have resulted in more violence against Jews, not less if one German Jew doing so resulted in such destruction, the killing of nearly 100 Jews, and the rounding up of 30,000 to concentration camps.

It is also clear that the Nazis looked for incidents to use as pretexts for their actions like the Gleiwitz incident less than a year later to justify invading Poland in September 1939.

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