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The Anniversary of “Kristallnacht”-A Don’t Know Much About® Audio Minute

I am reposting this from November. First came the scenes of thugs in Washington, D.C. vandalizing a church and beating passersby.

Then came Wednesday January 6, 2021 – a new day of infamy.

It was just one failure in a dizzying list that day — and during the weeks leading up to it — that resulted in the first occupation of the United States Capitol since British troops set the building ablaze during the War of 1812. But the death and destruction this time was caused by Americans, rallying behind the inflammatory language of an American president, who refused to accept the will of more than 81 million other Americans who had voted him out of office.

-“How a String of Failures Led to a Dark Day at the Capitol” New York Times

These events only bring Hitler’s Brownshirts and the events of November 1938 into sharper focus. We can’t say “never again” and not mean it.

On November 9th and 10th in 1938, an outburst of anti-Semitic violence swept across Hitler’s Germany.

An audio lesson on “Kristallnacht.”


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Posted on January 10, 2021

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