The psychological terror of Kristallnacht.

Some people say that Kristallnacht marks the start of the Holocaust. I don’t really subscribe to that point of view. In my opinion the Holocaust started on 19 August 1934. That was the date that 88.1% of the  German population gave Hitler the Carte blanche to do whatever he wanted to via a referendum, mergingContinue reading “The psychological terror of Kristallnacht.”

19 August 1934 Referendum, Germany.

On Aug. 19, 1934, the German public voted 90 percent in favor of Chancellor Adolf Hitler becoming Führer und Reichskanzler (“leader and chancellor”), a new title created after the death of President Paul von Hindenburg earlier in the month. In its front-page report of the voting in The New York Times, Frederick T. Birchall wrote:Continue reading “19 August 1934 Referendum, Germany.”