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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-11-07

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

12 Friday, November 1, 1980

'History of SS' Gives Record of Kristallnacht

BURGLAR ALARMS

By ALLEN A. WARSEN

G. S. Graber's The His-
tory of the SS" (David
McKay Co.) contains a vivid
and complete record of Kris-
tallnacht.
This tragic historic event
had its beginning in Oc-
tober 1938. Then the citi-
zenship of 17,000 Polish
Jews, residing in Germany,
was revoked without reason
and only out of malice by
the Polish anti-Semitic gov-
ernment.
Following this barbaric
act, the SS (Schutzstaffel-
protective rank) under the
direction of Reinhard Heyd-
rich, "one of the most ruth-
less perpetrators of terror
produced by the Third Re-
ich," rounded up the Polish

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schools.

This is the Palestine recognized by the Balfour Declara-
tion, League of Nations, United Nations Charter and the
U.S. Congress. It includes Jordan, the Arab Palestine,
as well as Israel, the Jewish Palestine.

That falsehood about the boundaries of Palestine is being used to
justify terrorism and the murder of Jews.

Those calling themselves "Palestinians" claim to be a homeless,
stateless people driven from their land.

But there already is an independent Arab country of Palestine. It
is Jordan — their homeland.

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Jews and transported them
to the Polish frontier at
Benschen. There in a most
inhuman manner the mur-
derous SS forced the un-
happy people to cross the
border. As a result of the
beatings and kickings,
many of the deportees died
and many suffered serious
injuries.
Sendel Grynszpan, one
of the victims, in a letter
to his 17-year-old son,
Herschel, then residing
in' Paris, described
graphically what had
happened to them, and
informed him that "the
family found themselves
penniless, back in the
country they had left to
escape anti-Semitism."
Herschel, an impression-
able youth, decided to take
revenge for the suffering of
his parents and the other
Jews.
He went on Nov. 7, 1938
to the German embassy
with the intent to kill the
German ambassador to
France, Count Johannes
von Weiszek. Instead,
Herschel killed the embas-
sy's junior counselor, Ernst
von Rath, whom he mistook
for the ambassador.

Herschel, who was im-
mediately arrested, ex-
plained to the French police
that as soon as he learned of
the cruelties inflicted on the
Jews by the SS, "I decided to
kill a member of the Ger-
man embassy as a protest.
I wanted to kill a member of
the German embassy as a
protest. I wanted to draw
the attention of the world to
the events which had taken
place in Germany, and to
perform an act of revenge
for the Jews."
As soon as the news of
von Rath's assassination
reached the Nazi hierar-
chy, on Hitler's orders,
Heydrich (murdered on
May 27, 1942 in Czechos-
lovakia by Czech pat-
riots) sent to all police
chiefs a circular contain-
ing these cruel in-
structions: "Throughout
the Reich during the
night of Nov. 9-10 demon-
strations are to be ex-
pected against the Jews
because of the murder of
Legation-Secretary von
Rath. These events are to
be handed in the follow-
ing way:

"Immediately on receipt
of this telex the leaders of
political state police units or
their representatives must
telephone local political or-
ganizers (Gauleiters or
Kreisleiters) to make
known to them the method
to be employed in carrying
out these demonstrations.
They must be informed that
the Reichsfuhrer-SS has is-
sued the following
guidelines:
"1. Only those measures
are permitted which in no
way endanger the security

German Visit

JERUSALEM — Israeli
Foreign Minister Yitzhak
Shamir is scheduled to visit
West Germany Nov. 17-18.

of German life or property.
panies would pay for the
For example, synagogues
damages to the Jews, who
may only be set on fire if would then be compelled to
there is no danger of fire
turn the money over to the
spreading to adjoining
Ministry of Finance. In
properties.
addition, they decided, inter
"2. Businesses, apart-
alia, to forbid "Jews to share
ments, and houses of Jews
a sleeping compartment
may only be destroyed, not with a German" and to pro-
plundered. The police are
hibit "Jews to use swim-
responsibile for supervising
ming pools or spas."
the execution of these or-
It is well to remember
ders and for apprehending that Herschel
anyone guilty of plunder- Grynszpan's act only
ing."
served Hitler and his
However, Heydrich's beastly cohorts as a pre
explicit orders were dis- text for the Kristallnaci
regarded, and on the occurence.
The term "Kristallnacht"
designated night the SS,
the police and uniformed designates the night of Nov.
Nazis plundered, looted, 9-10, 1938 when a huge
murdered Jews, de- amount of glass of shattered
stroyed property, and windows was scattered over
damaged thousands of large areas.
Kristallnacht, an impor-
business establishments.
Shortly afterwards, Goer- tant date in Jewish history,
ing hastily convened a will be remembered as the
meeting in which the fol- beginning of Hitler's diabol-
lowing "dignitaries" par- ical master plan, the "Final
ticipated: Goebbels, Heyd- Solution."
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