- Publisher: Inst for Historical Review (Jun. 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0939484374
- ISBN-13: 978-0939484379
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 22.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Flashpoint: Kristallnacht 1938 : Instigators, Victims and Beneficiaries Paperback – 1 Jun 1991
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The false reporting that the National Socialist Party itself carried out the violent outburst against Jews that took place in Germany during the night of Nov. 9-10, 1938 -- supposedly engineered by Goebbels, Himmler and Heydrich (!) -- is very competently refuted by revisionist historian Ingrid Weckert. Carolyn reduces Weckert's research and conclusions to three lie-proof reasons why "Kristallnacht" (Crystal Night - The Night of Broken Glass) was a false flag instigated by foreign Jewry. They are:
*Qui Bono? International Jewry benefited from it, while the National-Socialists and Hitler's government were disgraced and had difficulty coming up with any believable explanations for such a "propaganda disaster";
*The timing of Nov. 9, the anniversary date of the 1923 failed putsch in Munich which was holy to Hitler and his party, would never have been chosen by them. But because all the N-S district leaders from all over the Reich would be in Munich then, made it a brilliant choice by the real perpetrators;
*The support given to Herschel Grynspan, the young Polish-Jewish assassin of the Sec. of the German Embassy in Paris, Ernst Vom Rath (used as a pretext for the rioting), by LICA (Int. League Against Anti-Semitism), now LICRA, points to this Jewish/Communist organization as the real perpetrator behind Kristallnacht.
To listen to Caroly'n podcast search:
Saturday Afternoon: 75 Years after "Kristallnacht" plus Erhard Milch's "Jewishness" Published by carolyn on Sat, 2013-11-09 12:02
1) "THE HOAX OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY" by Arthur R. Butz.
2) "NOT GUILTY AT NUREMBERG" by Carlos W. Porter.
3) "TREBLINKA - Extermination Camp or Transit Camp?" by Carlo Mattogno & Jürgen Graf.
4) "AUSCHWITZ: The First Gassing" by Carlo Mattogno.
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Kristallnacht wasn't a military conflict, of course, but it BECAME (see Vultures above) part of the run-up to a monumental conflict - indeed, part of the CAUSES for said conflict. This conflict, beginning less than a year after Kristallnacht, has grossly distorted historical understanding of the incident, for people on both sides.
Weikert tries to view the matter without the occluding "hindsight" that World War II has long enshrouded the subject in. Her attempt is very valuable, and provides a quantum leap from wartime propaganda toward . . . the truth.
HOWEVER, I did see things that clearly support her contention that the destruction of Jewish property and the burning of Synagogues was definitely not an official, or even unofficial act of the governing Socialist Party.
As I watched, I saw the police in our town making strong efforts to protect persons and property wherever they could; protect them from loud unruly mobs running through the street -- these mobs were in no way connected with any official state business. The state of peace and order in Germany during these pre-war years was exemplary.
The damage and destruction of that November day were strongly opposed during the following days and weeks by repeated notices on radio and by word-of-mouth. I saw local Jews protected from the mob, but I did see a Jewish clothing store which had been set on fire, allowed to burn out, while the fire service protected the adjoining properties.
As Weckert points out, these terrible events were far more destructive to Germany in the long run, having their ill effects on international views of Germany to this day.
What I found to be particularly noteworthy in Weckert's book is the absence of words of negative affective connotation, a clever device familiar to all students of semantics. Almost every one of the hundreds of book and TV program I have seen on the subject of National Socialist Germany during those years has many examples of this clever semantic device, obviously designed to instill and enforce within a reader's mind the views of the writer, not necessarily an exposure of facts.