(NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS)
WHAT WAS KRISTALLNACHT?
ECONOMIC STRUGGLES: BUSINESSES VANISHED
JEWISH PROBLEMS: NEW LAWS
-Nuremberg Laws--Deprived all Jews of citizenship in 1935.
-January 1, 1938--The start of using identification cards.
-Mid year 1938--Many laws had been passed restricting Jewish economic activity and occupational activities.
-October 28, 1938 --17,000 Jews of Polish citizenship living outside Poland were arrested and relocated across the Polish border. The Polish government refused to admit them, so they were sent to " relocation camps."
-Hitler Chief Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels,launched a program against German Jews/ Kristallnacht.
VIEWS AND STORIES: HANNA RAMRAS AND HJALMAR SCHACHT
"I remember that the synagogue was stoned, the Jewish shops where a lot of damage was done and they were, they were closed. And I then I remember also a certain time where I was still in school but when we went home I went through the park which was a shortcut and I remember Brown Shirts running after us, Hitler Youth, and uh, throwing stones at us and uh, being very frightened."
"Setting fire to Jewish Synagogues, the destruction and plundering of Jewish stores and businesses and the mistreatment of Jewish citizens was such a shameless and outrageous action that every decent minded German must blush in crimson shame."
Jewish Virtual Library - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/holo.html
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - http://www.ushmm.org/learn/students/the-holocaust-a-learning-site-for-students/
Prelude to War by Robert Elson - "The Vengeful Vandalism of Kristallnacht"
Due Date: 3/03/2015