For those of you who slept through history classes, Krisalnacht, the night of broken glass, was the Nazi initiated burning and looting of 1,000 Jewish synagogs, the destruction of 7,000 Jewish businesses, the killing of nearly 100 Jews outright, the imprisonment in concentration camps of some 30,000 Jews – during which imprisonment some 2,000 were killed, including those who were beaten to death. The German authorities did nothing to stop the violence. The Nazis then stole Jewish property to fund their party.
And then to add insult to injury, the government penalized the Jews for the event, and taxed them (call it a fine if you prefer) by taking an additional 20% of Jewish property. The Kristalnacht violence was precipitated by the pretext of revenge for a 17 year old Polish Jew shooting a Nazi official in Paris over forced deportations from Germany.
A reporter for Mother Jones broke this story, covered it thoroughly (read it here
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Update (11/8/13): After this story published, the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute removed references to George W. Bush’s scheduled appearance from its website. But Freddy Ford, a spokesman for the former president, told Mother Jones on Friday afternoon that Bush’s plans “haven’t changed,” and he will appear at the event.
Just as the religious right ‘nuts’ are cranking up their faux War on Christmas (aka War on Christians) in order to assert some form of domination and pre-eminence over the holidays of other religions, and to intrude their holiday unrelentingly on those who are secular, be it atheist, or agnostic, we also have this abomination: the conversion of Jews in order to advance extremist, far-right Christian faux prophecy, while teaching Jews killed Jesus (inaccurate) and that they will burn in hell if they do not convert.