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Judi Lynn

(160,979 posts)
Sat Nov 19, 2022, 04:16 AM Nov 2022

These 84-Year-Old Nazi Photos Paint a Harrowing Picture of Kristallnacht

The images show mobs ransacking Jewish-owned homes, businesses and synagogues in 1938

Sarah Kuta
Daily Correspondent

November 15, 2022



Synagogue on fire
Nazis set an estimated 1,400 synagogues on fire during Kristallnacht. Courtesy of Yad Vashem Photo Archive

On November 9 and 10, 1938, Nazis wreaked havoc on thousands of Jewish-owned businesses, homes and synagogues throughout Germany and Austria. Mobs attacked Jewish families, looted and vandalized shops and torched buildings. Some 30,000 Jewish men were rounded up and sent to concentration camps.

In the end, more than 90 Jews were killed during the pogroms, which took place nearly a year before the start of World War II and became known as Kristallnacht, or the “Night of Broken Glass.”

Last week, Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial museum, shared a series of striking photos from the attacks, bringing renewed awareness to the horrific massacre in remembrance of its 84th anniversary.

Nazi photographers captured the harrowing images during the pogroms in Nuremberg and nearby Fuerth. Some of the photos show the Nazis in the midst of their destruction—ripping couch cushions apart, violently yanking books off of shelves. Others show Jews standing in their pajamas, sometimes with blood on their clothes and bodies.

More:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/84-year-old-nazi-photos-paint-a-harrowing-picture-of-kristallnacht-180981123/

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These 84-Year-Old Nazi Photos Paint a Harrowing Picture of Kristallnacht (Original Post) Judi Lynn Nov 2022 OP
Such evil yankee87 Nov 2022 #1
Timely. We're never far from such barbarism. n/t Mister Ed Nov 2022 #2
Donate to Raphael Warnock here: NBachers Nov 2022 #3
As hard as these photos and other visuals and written accounts of the time to take in, hlthe2b Nov 2022 #4
It's vital that it be taught in schools. Mister Ed Nov 2022 #5
Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller once posted... czarjak Nov 2022 #6
Wow! Duppers Nov 2022 #7
The Republicans want to reenact this now. republianmushroom Nov 2022 #8
Check out Massachusetts Kid Berwyn Nov 2022 #12
K&R Solly Mack Nov 2022 #9
This brought tears to my eyes. JudyM Nov 2022 #10
Yad Vashem photo archive Kid Berwyn Nov 2022 #11
Can't help but think of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre. yardwork Nov 2022 #13

yankee87

(2,216 posts)
1. Such evil
Sat Nov 19, 2022, 05:07 AM
Nov 2022

This is what happens when you marginalize people. Not unlike what’s going on with the Qpublican party marginalizing our transgender people. Fight for equality

hlthe2b

(102,982 posts)
4. As hard as these photos and other visuals and written accounts of the time to take in,
Sat Nov 19, 2022, 07:36 AM
Nov 2022

I dearly wish every American could somehow be made to take it in. "Made" sounds like force. That isn't what I mean, but if only they could all know this history inside and out. I fear the lapse in how it is fully taught or "digested," has led to this horrendous rise of white supremacy and antisemitism and the not-unrelated rise of anti-liberalism.

If we don't find an answer, our fate is sealed.

Mister Ed

(5,991 posts)
5. It's vital that it be taught in schools.
Sat Nov 19, 2022, 07:39 AM
Nov 2022

It's frightening that the the GQP is working hard to make sure that such things aren't taught in school.

czarjak

(11,542 posts)
6. Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller once posted...
Sat Nov 19, 2022, 09:17 AM
Nov 2022

"America needs a Kristallnacht", he immediately blocked me after I informed him that makes him a Nazi. And he's still in office. What a country?

JudyM

(29,402 posts)
10. This brought tears to my eyes.
Sun Nov 20, 2022, 03:32 AM
Nov 2022

The depravity, the cruelty, the unspeakable horror and suffering…

At least the Germans seem to have learned, at some level; nearly half our population in the US really hasn’t.

yardwork

(62,036 posts)
13. Can't help but think of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre.
Sun Nov 20, 2022, 02:48 PM
Nov 2022

It's so important to remember these efforts at genocide, call them out, and speak up when it happens.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_massacre

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