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As expected this was a sobering but enlightening read It was filled with first person accounts of the night of Kristallnacht and of the actions taken by the Nazi party regular Germans and other countries n the months and years following Some of the Seducing a Wallflower information was new to me The book contains maps showing the towns throughout Europe where synagogues were destroyed That was heartbreaking to see This was a very well written book Filled with very sadnformation And also with several stories of heroism So take heart The Snowy Day (Peter, in those Martin Gilbert pulls no punches when he writes about the Holocaust His anger and frustration are palpable Kristallnacht and the events leading up tot and after Unseen New Evidence - The origin of life under the microscope it are analyzed He uses first hand accounts from survivors and while their stories seem repetitive thats the point Never forget He fully brings out the horror fear savagery and barbarity He highlights the brave governmentembassy members who Blue Boat illegally continued tossue emigration visas and citizens who risked their lives to shelter and hide Jews making Antitype (Archetype, it clear that there werendeed good Germans Also laid bare are the heart wrenching refugee uotas of the US Britain and many other countries Even though many were saved these uotas and refusals of so many countries to admit German Jews as of 9139 were enemy aliens were responsible for the deaths of thousands It Conscience is hard to read and you get the full sense of the fear racism and conundrums Most of the time when I m reading about the Jewish experiencen Hitler s Eurpoe Kristallnacht s mentioned as a turning point n the treatment of the Jews and not looked at The Seventh Day in detail In this book Gilbert looks directly at Kristallnacht from a variety of sourcesncluding many many newspaper stories of the time Unlike later pogroms there was no attempt by the Nazis to hide the true violence and terror of Kristallnacht from the press This leaves Gilbert with a plethora of nformation Easily the saddest book I ve read this year Kristallnacht s the name for the The Devils Jug, the Crying Tree Me infamous Nazi pogrom against German and Austrian Jews on November 9 10 1938 The Nazis wouldnsist this was spontaneous eruption by the Germans against the Jews after the eventually successful assassination attempt against a German diplomat Ramesses in Paris by a young German Polish Jew The assassin Herschel Grynszpan was upset over the late October expulsion from Germany of all Polish Jewsncluding Grynszpan s family which resulted The Irish Warrior in a hellishn between existence Baby, Im Back! (Return to Redemption, in Polish border refugee camps The Poles were at first reluctant to accept them The Poles reluctance would be repeated Worldwide by numerous countriesn the terrifying months to come Upon the German diplomat s death hell was unleashed The Betrayal (The Siege in Jews throughout the Reich Gilbert grimly excels here as he tellsn account after account the destruction of Jewish homes businesses and places of worship In addition many of the men were carted off to concentration camps From the notes The Draining Lake (Inspector Erlendur in the bookt appears Gilbert collected many of these accounts a great deal of them from people were children or young adults at the time In account after account the same Nazi template presents Mers itself with loud knocks on the door from a gang of SA thugs and then destruction beatings and sometimes worse Theres brutal sameness to these attacks that strongly suggest planning and targeting Gilbert never really dwells on this maybe because the hard evidence has never been uncovered or maybe just because A Heros Welcome it s obvious I don t know Anyway this brutal account lasts for a little over half the book What followss the attempt by many of the Jews to get out of Germany It was not such an easy thing as the Nazis were hardly helpful and other European countries argued over refugee uotas This part of the book Finding Normal is also uite sad butt Die Germanen is punctuated by some real heroes such as Captain Frank Foley the British Passport Control Officern Berlin also a spy and Dr Feng Shan Ho the Chinese Consul General The Broken Sword in Vienna Both men would work night and day to help Jews to emigrate to both Britain and China They save. On November 7 1938 a young Jew enraged by his family's expulsion from Germany walkednto the German embassy Haunted Houses in Paris and fired five shots at a junior diplomat Three days later the diplomat was dead and Germany wasn the grips of skillfully orchestrated anti Jewish violenceIn the early hours of November 10 Nazi storm troopers and Hitler Youth rampaged through Jewish neighborhoods across Germany leaving behind them a horrifying trail of terror and destruction More than a thousand synagogues and many thousands of Jewish shops were destroyed while thirty thousan.
A nationwide pogrom and orgy of destruction against the Jews across the Third Reich Germany Austria and SudetenlandOn on November 8 Charles Dickens it had been announced that Jewish children could no longer attend Aryan state elementary schools something that had hitherto been allowed where there were not sufficient Jewish elementary schools At the same time all Jewish cultural activities were suspendedndefinitelyOn the night of the 9 10 November Kristallnacht took place co ordinated by the Nazi leadershipThat night 91 Jews were murdered and 25000 30000 were arrested and deported to concentration campsIn the early hours of November 10 coordinated destruction broke out Christianity at the Crossroads in cities towns and villages throughout the Third ReichMore than 2 000 synagogues were destroyed and tens of thousands of Jewish businesses and homes ransackedIn this disturbing and heart wrenching work Gilbert gathers together hundreds of eye witness accounts of the Kristallnacht atrocitiesAs one British newspaper reportedBrownshirts smashed their waynto Jewish houses tore down their curtains slashed carpets and upholstery with knives and broke up the furnitureTerrified children were turned sobbing out of their beds which were then smashed to piecesExtremely disturbing The Romanovs is the refusal of the nations of the world to taken refugeesBetween January 1933 and March 1938 than 35 000 German Jews were granted Cravings immigration certificates to Palestine Following the 1936 Arab Revolt the British restricted Jewishmmigration the Holy Land to 3000 a yearOn November 30 1939 the Jewish National Council for Palestine offered to take 10 000 German Jewish children The Wedding Date into the Holy Land to be dispersed among the 250 Jewish agricultural and urban centres thereTo appease the Arabsn Palestine and Muslims Swan Song in India and other parts of the British Empire the offer to take the children was rejectedThe British authorities turned back Jewish ships full of refugees and put pressure on the governments of Yugoslavia Romania Turkey and Greece not to allow Jewish refugees passage through their territories to the Holy LandHaven t enough Jewish lives been sacrificed to appease Muslim rageProposals were made to settle Jewishn British Guiana Brazil Madagascar Uganda and Tanganyika but all were abandonedA proposal to resettle Jews Learn Better in Newfoundlandn Canada was rejected due to public pressure from the local population there Ireland US Secretary of State Cordell Hull blocked a proposal by the Legislative Council of the Virgin Islands to take Harbor Me in refugees from the Nazis claimingt was El Señor del Carnaval (Jan Fabel, incompatible with existing lawThe books an Processing Pain in Play important testimony and contains hitherto unrevealed accountsIts an account of how hatred can lead to destruction on such a massive scaleToday we are faced with Jew hatred on a scale as great as that of the Nazis Master Math in the form of hatred of IsraelIf thiss not stopped who knows where The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever it will lead This book contains people s stories of Nov 10th1938 when Nazi stormtroopers and Hitler youth smashed a trail through Jewish neighbourhoods destroying thousands of Jewish businesses and a thousand synagogues were destroyedThirty thousand Jews were sent to concentration camps This book does not read as a story It documents howt happened and how people felt as told to Mr Gilbert I think I found the recounting of a Nazi suad busting Patton on Leadership into a Jewish home and giving them an hour to vacate with what they could carry while a German citizen walkedn and took possession The Holocaust was about looting and stealing and as much about greed as hatred This guy La Impostura Perversa is a serious nerd I found myself engrossed even though the text double backs ontself many times This Zones of Instability is a huge compilation of first hand accounts of the Kristalnacht It deals with the emigration the orphans and of course the destruction of that nightn particular I learned so much and found myself horrified Even the moments where he talks about the heroes who tried to help escaping Jews I was horrified that they were so alone The Riven Shield (The Sun Sword, in their efforts and often penalized for acting out of basic human morality. Ther attack on Jews during the course of the Second World War was as widely reported by contemporary observersKristallnacht marked the beginning of the systematic eradication of a people who traced their originsn Germany to Roman times and was a sinister fore warning of the Holocaust By setting the tone for the terrible war to follow Once More With Feeling it shaped the second half of the twentieth century and continues to haunt us almost seventy years later Meticulously researched and masterfully written thiss an eye opening study of one of the darkest chapters n human history.
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D thousands And there were others the Righteous as Gilbert calls them that history has also forgotten As the window to escape closes the beginnings of the Final Solution start to reveal themselves Generally my reading experience when t comes to Kristallnacht usually has What Matters Most involved a few pagesn larger histories of the War and Nazi Germany Gilbert has provided the necessary and heartbreaking voices to an event whose scale and the hate behind t s still beyond comprehension Martin Gilbert collects and relates first hand experiences of Kristallnacht At times the book feels like a loosely connected series of mini narratives but t s so engrossing that this fact doesn t distance the reader It should be noted that Envy (Empty Coffin, if Gilbert s footnotes are anyndication some of the accounts came from letters that Gilbert recieved most likely after solicting from witnesses In addition to the first hand accounts Gilbert goes Carnal Captive (Carnal Incorporated into great deapth about thenternational reaction to Kristallnancht At times the stories are despairly others hopeful and at least one concerning the city of New York will promote a smileWhat comes across Bad Boys On Board (Watson Brothers, is the feeling of horror and helpless of even anger on behalf of those mentionedn the book Eually mpactive are the maps n the back which show where the destruction took place In many ways these speak than the actual narrative This Tied Up is uite ann depth look at Kristallnacht and the Picture This (Marsden immediate aftermath alsoncluding basic eventsstats that came both before and after Much of the nformation comes from survivors many of whom sent letters or unpublished memoirs to the author as well as other eyewitnesses ncluding journalists and government officials based The Unsuitable Secretary (Ladies Unlaced, in GermanyAustria at the time of the event The beginning of the books broken up Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, into different citiestownsn Germany and the remembrances of the eyewitnesses After the event the author continues with the same people and what happened to them trials that they went through trying to get out of German occupied land and the almost Moving is Murder (A Mom Zone Mystery, insurmountable blockades that the Nazis put up to maket difficult for people to leave I found all of the journalists and government officials bits of Going Home (Nugget, information fascinating and disturbingn that the other countries just seemed to be like ostriches with their heads Knot In My Backyard in the sand truly believing that Germany was upholding the Versailles treaty along with recent agreements even with evidence from their own people that things were getting worse The author also talks of some of the brave people that stood up and helped from the Catholic priestn Munich that gave the Rabbi a truck to cart away as much as possible from the synagogue before Broken Wings it was burned the government officials who did as much as they could to get people out of the country falsifying visas coming up withnventive ways to get whole families out all the while breaking their own countries edicts while doing so to the German woman who gave a Jewish woman her Beloved (Salvation, id The bookncludes maps of all the towns where synagogues were burned as well as maps of both escape routes and deportation routes that some of the eyewitnesses took A very good book Excellent detailed description of many of the events of Kristallknacht plus prelude and afterBut what s missing are some crucial things I want to know for my novel Who put the plan together When Who gave the order to proceed How was that order communicated and coordinated so uickly to virtually every locale Chow Down (Melanie Travis, in GermanyIf you know a source for those answers please let me knowNOTE 1029 I have since found the source of the Kristallknacht orderst was Heydrich and have Baltimore Chronicles Volume 2 included these eventsn the seuel to A FLOOD OF EVIL which I am currently writing On November 7 1938 a 17 year old German Jew Herschel Grynszpan enraged by the suffering of his parents who had been expelled from Germany together with 12 000 other Jews walked Terror of the Mountain Man (Mountain Man, into the German embassyn Paris and shot junior German diplomat Ernst vom Rath who died three days laterVom Rath s assassination sparked what the Nazis had been planning for months. D Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps This was the moment when deliberately All About Men inflamed hatredsgnited nationwide destructionWith rare Noble Intentions (Noble, insight and acumen Martin Gilbert one of the leading historians of our time examines Kristallnacht the Night of Broken Glass and describes how the rest of the world reactedn Final Fondue (A Five-Ingredient Mystery its wake His narration of that night and day of terrors chilling vividly conveying Ms. Holmes of Baker Street its scale andntensity through than fifty previously unpublished eyewitness testimonies and graphic newspaper accounts of the events as they unfolded No
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The official biographer of Winston Churchill and a leading historian on the Twentieth Century Sir Martin Gilbert was a scholar and an historian who though his 88 books has shown there is such a thing as “true history”Born in London in 1936 Martin Gilbert was educated at Highgate School and Magdalen College Oxford graduating with First Class Honours He was a Research Scholar at St Anthony's