Today, 74 years ago all over the german “Reich” (which included Austria and parts of today’s Poland and Czech Republic) the synagogues were burning.
This picture shows the synagogue at Michelsberg, Wiesbaden.
In the aftermath were about 1500 killed jewish people, lynched by the violent mob of so-called “aryan” germans and SA-troopers. Police and firebrigades were ordered to stand back, only to protect “aryan” houses. Thousands of jewish citizens were put into concentration camps and all “jews” (the nazi-laws defined who was “jewish”/”non-aryan”) have been stripped off their citizenship. This marked the start of drastic antisemitic actions, which helped german authorities to organize the systematical disfranchisement, looting and killing of european jews in the shoa.

Today, 74 years ago all over the german “Reich” (which included Austria and parts of today’s Poland and Czech Republic) the synagogues were burning.

This picture shows the synagogue at Michelsberg, Wiesbaden.

In the aftermath were about 1500 killed jewish people, lynched by the violent mob of so-called “aryan” germans and SA-troopers. Police and firebrigades were ordered to stand back, only to protect “aryan” houses. Thousands of jewish citizens were put into concentration camps and all “jews” (the nazi-laws defined who was “jewish”/”non-aryan”) have been stripped off their citizenship. This marked the start of drastic antisemitic actions, which helped german authorities to organize the systematical disfranchisement, looting and killing of european jews in the shoa.



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