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Thu Jan 30, 2014, 01:20 PM

12. Kristallnacht

I had never heard of the Tom Perkins sociopathic incident. I followed your link and read about that atrocity. Kristallnacht is German and translates into "night of glass." Which was one of the first major atrocities against Jews in Hitler Germany. Oddly enough, Perkins compared anyone that spoke against the aristocracy as Nazi's. In Hitler-Germany, Nazi's were the aristocracy. They had to be in order to survive, even after it became clear that Hitler was insane.
I did not originally see the boat smashed by the Yacht.

Below is a Wikipedia entry about the original "Kristallnacht" perpetrated by the Nazi's against German Jews.

Kristallnacht (German pronunciation: [kʁɪsˈtalnaχt]; English: "Crystal Night", also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, or Reichskristallnacht [ˌʁaɪs.kʁɪsˈtalnaχt], Pogromnacht [poˈɡʁoːmnaχt] ( listen), and November pogrome [noˈvɛmbɐpoɡʁoːmə] ( listen), was a pogrom (a series of coordinated attacks) against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 910 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening.[1] The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues had their windows smashed.[2]

At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and 30,000 were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.[2] Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers.[3] Over 1,000 synagogues were burned (95 in Vienna alone) and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed or damaged.[4][5] Martin Gilbert writes that no event in the history of German Jews between 1933 and 1945 was so widely reported as it was happening, and the accounts from the foreign journalists working in Germany sent shock waves around the world.[3] The Times wrote at the time: "No foreign propagandist bent upon blackening Germany before the world could outdo the tale of burnings and beatings, of blackguardly assaults on defenseless and innocent people, which disgraced that country yesterday."[6]

The pretext for the attacks was the assassination of the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a German-born Polish Jew resident in Paris. Kristallnacht was followed by additional economic and political persecution of Jews, and is viewed by historians as part of Nazi Germany's broader racial policy, and the beginning of the Final Solution and The Holocaust

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