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Kristallnacht 1938

Author: Alan E Steinweis
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
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On November 7, 1938, a Jewish teenager, Herschel Grynszpan, fatally shot a German diplomat in Paris. Within three days anti Jewish violence erupted throughout Germany, initially incited by local Nazi officials, and ultimately sanctioned by the decisions of Hitler and Goebbels at the pinnacle of the Third Reich. As synagogues burned and Jews were beaten in the streets, police stood aside. Men, women, and children,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Steinweis, Alan E.
Kristallnacht 1938.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan E Steinweis
ISBN: 9780674036239 0674036239
OCLC Number: 319493868
Awards: Nominated for Raphael Lemkin Award 2011
Nominated for George L. Mosse Prize 2010
Nominated for Hans Rosenberg Book Prize 2010
Description: 214 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "Our path is the right one" --
"This bloody Jewish deed" --
"Now the people shall act" --
"The time for revenge has now arrived" --
"Synagogues ignited themselves" --
"A tempest in a teapot" --
"Defendants and witnesses openly hold back with the truth."
Responsibility: Alan E. Steinweis.


Kristallnacht revealed to the world the intent and extent of Nazi Judeophobia. However, it was seen essentially as the work of the Nazi leadership. Now, Steinweis counters that view in his vision of  Read more...


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Illuminating...To capture the full significance of Kristallnacht, it is necessary to see the pogrom not in hindsight, but through contemporary eyes-and that is the achievement of Steinweis's short Read more...

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