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History Of The Holocaust: Kristallnacht Or The Night Of Broken Glass

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A massive assault on Jews all through the German empire on the night of November 9, 1938, into the following day, has become known as Kristallnacht or The Night of Broken Glass.
The assault occurred after Herschel Grynszpan, a 17 year old Jew living in Paris, shot and killed an associate from the German Embassy in revenge for the poor treatment his dad and his family endured by the Nazis in Germany.
On October 27, Grynszpan's family and more than 15,000 different Jews, initially from Poland, had been ousted from Germany with no notice. They were forcibly transported via train in cargo trains then dumped at the Polish fringe.
For Adolf Hitler and Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, the shooting in Paris gave a chance to spur Germans to "rise
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