- November 9-10 ,Nazis attacked Jewish property and people throughout Germany.
- Kristallnacht means¨crystal night¨.
- The name comes from broken glass after the attack.
- The night is also called ¨The night of the broken glass¨.
- The Nazis damaged jewish homes, hospitals ,schools and cemeteries.
- The Kristallnacht figures as an essential turning point in Nazi Germany persecution of Jews.
- On the night of the broken glass suicide rates among Jews rose.
- Germany government made an immediate pronouncement that ¨Jews¨ were the blame for the program.
- The Nazis held German -Jewish community responsible for the damage and impose a collective fine of 400 million.
- Hitler had a plan to expand Germanys rule and completely annihilate the worlds Jews.
- During the Kristallnacht a polish Jew named Herschel Grynszpan shot a German embasy official named VomRath.
- In December Jews were banned from most public places in Germany.
- The SS arrested up to 30,000 Jewish males and sent them to concentration camps.
- They were sent to camps and soon Jews were taken out of there homes and lifestock .
- During the kristallnacht 267 synagogue were burned and and 177 completely destroyed.
- The US refused to ease the immigrant restriction on Jew from seeking safety in America.
- In August,1942 the Nazis arrested both women and men.
- The shattered glass represents the Kristallnacht.
- After the kristallnacht the Nazis carried out systematic murders.
- The Numberg laws served as the basic exclusion of Jews from German society.
- There were events leading up to the Kritallnacht.
- Hitler came to power in 1933.
- He had a plan to annihilate the worlds Jews.
- The Nuremberg laws was on of the legislative acts.
- ¨The Nuremberg law was for the protection of blood and German honor¨.The German Eugenics poster entitled.
- In Germany November 12 held a meeting concerning the economic impact of the damage.
- At the meeting it was decided to eliminate Jews entirely.
- The meeting included Herman Goring and Joseph Goebbels.
- The Kristallnacht did not fundamentally alter the inter community's response to Hitler.
- There were verbal condemn but no economic sanctions against Nazi Germany.
- Judaism was the antithesis of all that Nazis and the barbarism stood for.
- Most Jews in Germany were assimilated ,proud Germans who placed their German heritage over their Jewish ancestry.
- on October 27 15,000 thousand Jews were expelled from Germany without warning.
- The kristallnacht was a random event.
- During the Kristallnacht Nazis did not just vandalize but also destroy Jewish property.
- The police made no effort to control the mobs that carried out the crimes.
- Jews over the age of six in Germany were required to have a six pointed yellow star with the word "jude".
- After the Kristallnacht things got more intense.
- For example the Holocaust.
- Jews were sent to ghettos and camps.
- Life in the ghettos was usually unbearable.
- They were over crowded which was common.
- One apartment might have several families living in it.
- People were always hungry.
- Germans deliberately tried to starve residents.
- The Nazis tried to keep operation of camps secret.
- The scale of the killing made it virtually impossible.
- A large population of Jewish and non- Jews worked in labor camps.
- only Jews were gassed,thousands of others died of starvation or disease.
- There were many survivors of the holocaust.
- After the Holocaust survivors of the camps found it nearly impossible return home.
- The Nazis murdered 6 million European Jews, and about 4 million non- Jews.
- More than 41,000 displaced persons immigrated to the united states.
- Others emigrated to Canada,Australia,New Zealand,western Europe,South America,and South Africa.
- Holocaust survivors had to rebuilt their lives.
- Survivors began searching for families ,schools were soon established in Dp camps and soon lives started coming together.
- Over the decades that followed ordinary Germans struggled with the Holocaust bitter legacy.
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