Kristallnacht And The Holocaust

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The Holocaust was an event that everyone knows was a terrible event in world history. To better understand the holocaust we need to know what led to Kristallnacht, what Kristallnacht was, and what happened during Kristallnacht. Herschel Grynspan was a young, Polish-Jew (Gilbert)(“Kristallnacht” Holocaust Encyclopedia). His family was expelled from their home and out of the country. His sister sent him a letter telling of the horrors she experienced. Grynspan was outraged by the treatment of the Jews. He decided to buy a pistol and five bullets. He traveled to the German Embassy and fired all five shots at Ernst Vom Rath, the Third Secretary. He died from his wounds a few days later. This provoked propaganda claiming Jews were murderers.
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