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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:42 PM

"They're smashing windows. Don't go outside. The Nazis are here."

Andy Factor can still hear the shattering sound that pierced the silence of the back room where his family was huddled on what would later become known as "kristallnacht" the night of broken glass.

It was a turning point in the Nazi's persecution of Jews as Germans openly rioted across the country on November 9, 1938, targeting Jewish homes and businesses while police watched on.

Now, exactly 80 years since that night, there is another sound that fills Andy with fear: the rising and reinvigorated chorus of white nationalism and antisemitism that is spreading across parts of Europe and America.

"I am convinced that it can happen again," he said.

Kristallnacht survivor Andy Factor warns of rising antisemitism on 80th anniversary

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Reply "They're smashing windows. Don't go outside. The Nazis are here." (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Nov 2018 OP
ProudLib72 Nov 2018 #1
bullwinkle428 Nov 2018 #2
leftynyc Nov 2018 #3
Behind the Aegis Nov 2018 #6
AlexSFCA Nov 2018 #4
icymist Nov 2018 #5
keithbvadu2 Nov 2018 #7

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:47 PM

1. Not so much "can happen" as "is happening"

What used to be rare, isolated events are now becoming more frequent and backed by Rump's statements about nationalism.

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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 04:50 PM

2. Lots of people are still in full-on "Condi Rice mode" -

i.e., "Who ever could have imagined that actual violence and terror would be used against Jews today?"

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 05:10 PM

3. It's already happening

 

Anti-semitic attacks have skyrocketed and very few give a crap. In both parties.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:42 PM

6. Yup, in slow motion.

Makes me wonder what would happen if a really big tragedy happened.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 05:19 PM

4. it is already happening

and not even fbi knows how to stop it.

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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 05:32 PM

5. K & R

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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 11:51 PM

7. Trump "emboldened" the Nazis

Trump "emboldened" the Nazis

America fought a war against the Nazis and supposedly won.

Yet here they are marching to "take back America".

" Michael Von Kotch, a Pennsylvania resident who called himself a Nazi, said the rally made him "proud to be white."

He said that he's long held white supremacist views and that Trump's election has "emboldened" him and the members of his own Nazi group. "

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fights-in-advance-of-saturday-protest-in-charlottesville/2017/08/12/155fb636-7f13-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.b54a0162fe07

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