On the infamous "Kristallnacht," my grandfather Renard, was informed of what was going on, he knew the stakes.
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On the night of Nov. 9, 1938, gangs of Nazis attacked Jewish businesses and religious sites around Germany, destroying thousands of stores and synagog...
Kristallnacht can be considered as more than a Holocaust remembrance day. It is a day to examine the larger repercussions of our actions, and the actions of the groups to which we belong.
The reason November 9 -- the day the Berlin Wall fell -- is not a national holiday in Germany, is that it also marks a much darker anniversary: Kristallnacht, the so-called "Night of Broken Glass."
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