Monday, 14 May 2012

By: Fahad Jaffar and Hamed Yousufi
The Kristallnacht
The Kristallnacht was a horrible day in the eyes of millions of Jewish people. On this day tens of thousands of Jews were killed, wounded, or sent to concentration camps. This all started when a seventeen-year-old Jewish boy Herschel Grynszpan shot and killed a German at the German embassy. On November, 9tn Nazi troops and SS troops rolled all over Germany and as they made their way through towns, they would destroy any Jewish property that they could get their hand on. After the attack over 25000 Jews were rounded up and taken to concentration camps. To add to this cruelty the victims that survived and that were not sent to concentration camps had to pay for all damages caused by the Germans. The Germans targeted Jewish shops, stores and synagogues, which are places that Jews go to pray. After the Germans burned the synagogues, they would later be turned into parking lots. In conclusion, the Kristallnacht was a horrifying display of cruelty and racism.
"World War II in Europe." Kristallnacht. The History Place, 1997. Web. 9 May 2012.

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