Let Social Media Inspire You #2
November 9, 1938 was called Krystall Nacht, yesterday 77 years ago, where Jews were brutally murdered, their shops and synagogues plundered and burnt down as a reaction to a young Polish Jew who revenged his parents’ bad treatment, as expelled from Germany, without a hope to survive. Seventeen year old Herschel Grynszpan killed a German diplomat in Paris. That gave the Nazi party an excuse for starting the riots in Germany against anything Jewish.
The Krystall Nacht was the first huge Pogrom in Germany. The Nazi party tried to hide that they were the architects of the horrors, but thankfully everything hidden comes up to the open. They used Herschel Grynszpan’s crime as a spark to ignite the terror against the German Jews.
The artist Gunther Demnig born 1949 in Berlin has spent already many years creating stumbling stones at the last chosen address of victims for Nazism in Germany and German occupied countries. He includes the mentally ill, the gypsies and other groups together with the Jews in his “Stolper Steine”.
Unfortunately the celebration of the horrible event has lately been used by other groups so that Krystall Nacht memorials in Sweden is without the participating of Jews. They are simply not invited.