Kristallnacht Research Paper

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During the time of 1914 to 1918, the Germans were presently fighting in World War I. The outcome of the war was not to the German’s liking because the war concluded as a German loss. The loss of World War I resulted in an economic hardship for the Germans. This left the Germans eager to feel and obtain pride in their nation once again. Years after the World War I loss, Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. This organization was also known as the Nazi Party. Hitler’s dictatorship over the country led to the start of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was an event where Jews, gypsies, handicapped people, and those considered the non perfect race were targeted to be annihilated. The Holocaust resulted in the deaths…show more content…
The brutal crisis only lasted forty-eight hours. Austria, Germany, and the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia were all affected by Kristallnacht. The Kristallnacht events included the burning of synagogues, arrests of Jews, and the destruction of Jewish related schools, businesses, and homes (Kristallnacht). On November 9 at 11:55 in the evening, Heinrich Muller sent a telegram instructing that no one was to interfere with the actions that were going to take place. As a result of the telegram, police officials followed Muller's orders, and they started to arrest those who were considered targets (Weber 123). The Nazi's reasoning of naming the event Kristallnacht was originated by the thousands of broken windows that rested in the streets (Kristallnacht). Kristallnacht is also identified by two other names such as Crystal Night and Night of Broken Glass (Weber 123). The dates of Kristallnacht also correspond with national holidays. The first day that Kristallnacht occurred which was November 9 is also a holiday known as the Nazi Blood Witness Day. The second day of Kristallnacht which was November 10 is also the day of Martin Luther's birthday (Weber

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