Thursday, November 8, 2007

On a More Serious Note: Kristallnacht

1938 Interior of Berlin synagogue after Kristallnacht

Tomorrow marks the 69th anniversary of Kristallnacht (and coincidentally the day of my Aunt's birth). It's bad history to give exact dates for the start of such horrific man made tragedies. (Earthquakes are another matter). But Kristallnacht should have been notice enough to the world of the Holocaust that was to follow and warning enough to the Jews that could to up sticks from the lands that they had become, in some cases all too, comfortable in.

What's past is of course often as not seen in 20/20 as it is forgotten, but I can think of at least three other Kristallnachts (with the exception perhaps of 9/11) that have gone unremarked.

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