This is not meant to be an accusation because since I didn’t live in those times, I just don’t know how I would have reacted.
It is however something that has intrigued me.How come the majority of the Germans and Austrians did not see how wrong the November pogrom was? I can nearly understand why they turned a blind eye to the boycott of Jewish shops and even the occasional attack on Jews, they probably thought it was just a few extreme right thugs who carried out those attacks. But Kristall nacht was not just some vandalism, it was a direct nationwide assault on religion and an act of war against the Jews.
During the Night 9-10 November, hundreds of synagogues were destroyed in Austria, Germany, and Sudetenland.
While the synagogues were burning, firemen were instructed only to stop the fires if nearby buildings were threatened by the flames.
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