Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kristallnacht in Paris!

Kristallnacht in Paris !:
To the left are photos of Kristallnacht in Germany in 1938 and a metro worker making repairs where hooligans broke the glass covering for an ad for the Paris Holocaust Museum's current exhibit "Nuit de Cristal." It is worse than ironic: "Kristallnacht" or "Night of the Broken Glass" marked the real beginning of the Holocaust!!
It was a night of horror in Germany as Nazis terrorized Jews and stormed through the streets breaking store windows, burning synagogues and rounding up 30,000 Jews to the concentration camps. One historian said "Kristallnacht came...and everything was changed." It marked a shift in persecution from political and social to physical, incarceration and murder.
Kristallnacht was Nov. 9-10, 1938, but the breaking of the glass over the remembrance of "Nuit de Cristal" in the Paris metro was just two weeks ago! It is indicative of the blatant anti-Semitism that prevails in Paris today.

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