Ellis Washington
Kristallnacht, DemocratNacht
By Ellis Washington
August 24, 2015

Prologue to a Nazi Pogrom against the Jews

According to the outstanding archives of U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Kristallnacht, literally meant, "Night of Crystal," and is often referred to as the "Night of Broken Glass" and is derivative of the shattered glass that fell onto German streets. On November 9-10, 1938 Heinrich Himmler's SA (Sturmabteilungen: literally Assault Detachments, but commonly known as Storm Troopers) and brigades of Hitler Youth systematically attacked Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues across Germany. Over 100 Jews were killed, hundreds more were injured, and 30,000 Jews arrested. Approximately 7,500 Jewish-owned business were plundered and systematically destroyed by the Nazis, burned to the ground as tens of thousands of good German citizens cheered, watching the grotesque spectacle with the enthusiasm of a sporting event!

The Nazi mobs allied with Hitler Youth destroyed 267 synagogues throughout Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia). To add insult to injury, after this naked genocide the Nazis blamed the Jews for their own destruction and confiscated property and money from the Jews to pay for the Nazi genocide against them! Police records after Kristallnacht indicated a disturbingly high spike in the number of rapes and of suicides as a result of the obscene violence by the Nazis against the Jews.

What I will demonstrate in this essay is that Hitler and the Nazis actually weren't that original. They were quick learners however who seriously studied history and all governments of men and would often adopt government and political policies in a de jure-official or de facto-unofficial capacity; quickly with German efficiency adopting historical pogroms and policies of the past (e.g., the French Revolution, Otto von Bismarck, the Weimar Republic) and integrating them into their existential Nazi Weltanschauung (Worldview). One of the most enduring and strongest influences of Nazism was how slavery and racism (especially against Blacks) was so efficiently and systematically over centuries institutionalized here in America under the Nazi's political cousins, the Democrat Socialist Party, particularly the recent governments of Woodrow Wilson (1913-21), Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933-45), and under the Black genocidal and eugenics policies of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger (est. Oct. 16, 1919, Brooklyn, NY).

Look at the two pictures above and take note that they took place around the same year in different countries who zealously shared and perpetrated a demonic worldview based on evolution atheism, eugenics, socialism, and White Supremacy and enacted 'legal' policies that viciously attacked those in society least able to defend themselves (e.g., Christians, Catholics, Poles, Slavs, Jews, the handicapped, elderly, and insane under the Nazis; Blacks, Conservatives, Christians, and babies under the Holocaust Democrats).

The Nazi Pretext? – Assassination of Ernst Vom Rath

Through the Ages fascist and tyrannical governments have always exploited (even created) the ubiquitous 'pretext' as an effective tactic to launch its evil intent beyond the bounds of what they could do under conventional means. Some recent historical examples just over the past 200 years include – the storming of the Bastille by the Jacobins launching the French Revolution (1789), birthing modern liberalism and causing Christian genocide. The publication of how-to revolution books – Communist Manifesto (1848) by Karl Marx; On the Origin of the Species (1859), The Descent of Man (1871) both by Charles Darwin; Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra) (1883-91) by Friedrich Nietzsche, The Common Law (1882) by Oliver Wendell Holmes. The Reichstag Fire (Feb. 27, 1933) by Hitler and Goering; Hitler's Night of the Long Knives (June 30-July 2, 1934), Hitler's Annexation of Czechoslovakia (Sept. 1938) and Austria ['the Anschluss] (March 1938). And today in the Age of Obama the American fascists' repeated mantra for decades has been based on the contrived pretext, "Never allow a crisis to go to waste."

Likewise the Nazi pretext of Kristallnacht had devastating consequences. German propaganda launched by Joseph Goebbels, Heydrich and other Nazi officials proclaimed that Kristallnacht had erupted as an extemporaneous eruption of public rage in reaction to the assassination of Ernst Vom Rath. (Recall how Obama, Hillary and the Democrats immediately called the Sept. 2011 Benghazi rape, torture and slaughter of J. Christopher Stevens, America's Ambassador to Libya, and 3 others, a spontaneous and understandable reaction to an anti-Islam video that nobody saw?)

Vom Rath was a German embassy official stationed in Paris who was allegedly shot on November 7, 1938 by Herschel Grynszpan, a 17-year-old Polish Jew. Grynszpan was outraged at the Nazi policy that had barred thousands of Jews of Polish citizenship living in Germany from the Reich including Grynszpan's parents, residents in Germany since 1911. The young man's fury only grew hotter when he learned that his parents were among the exiled Polish Jews who were forced to live in a refugee camp near the border region between Poland and Germany. Frustrated that he was also a young man without a country living illegally in Paris himself, a despairing Grynszpan wanted revenge for his family's unjust predicament and unfortunately took his revenge by going to the German embassy and shooting the diplomatic official ironically assigned to assist his immigrant predicament.

The timing couldn't be worse for Grynszpan and the fury his immature act would unleash upon the German Jewish population would soon be of biblical proportions, for Vom Rath died two days after the shooting on November 9, 1938, the Nazis, fanatics about memorializing the past, noted that Vom Rath's death coincided with the 15th anniversary of the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch, an essential date glorifying Nazi martyrs in the National Socialist calendar; a fortuitous event which in time brought Hitler and the Nazis to power 10 years later on Jan. 30, 1933. It was decided at a Munich Conference later that year by Nazi Party leaders held to commemorate the Nazi martyrs of the Beer Hall Putsch to use the pretext of Vom Rath's assassination to completely consolidate their revenge against the Jews in Germany. Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, a plotter and planner of the Kristallnacht genocide, recommended to the assembled Nazi 'Old Guard' that 'World Jewry' had conspired to commit the assassination. He proclaimed that "the Führer has decided that ... demonstrations should not be prepared or organized by the Party, but insofar as they erupt spontaneously, they are not to be hampered," according to the archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Kristallnacht: November 9–10, 1938

Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, was one of the worlds' most evil and effective inciters of mob violence which seemed to have its desired effect for immediately after his speech commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch, the assembled regional Party leaders passed along Goebbels' call-to-action instructions to their local offices. "Violence began to erupt in various parts of the Reich throughout the late evening and early morning hours of November 9–10. At 1:20 a.m. on November 10, Reinhard Heydrich, in his capacity as head of the Security Police (Sicherheitspolizei) sent an urgent telegram to headquarters and stations of the State Police and to SA leaders in their various districts, which contained directives regarding the riots," according to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum archives. "SA and Hitler Youth units throughout Germany and its annexed territories engaged in the destruction of Jewish-owned homes and businesses. Members of many units wore civilian clothes to support the fiction that the disturbances were expressions of 'outraged public reaction,'" based on this essential information found in the archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Targeting Jewish Men for Mass Arrest

As the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews extended throughout Germany and other German-controlled territories, elements of the SS and Gestapo (Secret State Police), following Heydrich's directives, arrested up to 30,000 Jewish males, and almost all of them were relocated from local prisons and sent on trains to Dachau, Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen, and other concentration camps where most of them were ultimately and tragically killed in Hitler's Holocaust.

5 handicapped Jewish prisoners who arrived in Buchenwald after Kristallnacht

Nazi psychosis: Blaming the victim

Kristallnacht identifies the first occurrence in which the Nazi government enslaved Jews on a massive level merely on the foundation of their ethnicity. Hundreds perished in the death camps as a consequence of the vicious behavior they suffered. Many did attain release over subsequent months on the condition that they start the process of emigration from Germany.

Likewise the Democrat Socialist Party following the dictates of the Socialist radical Saul Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals (1971) and the so-called "Father of Community Organizing" had his notorious Rule 12: Pick the target. Freeze it. Personalize it. Polarize it. History also tells us now that Alinsky's most famous acolyte, President Barack Obama (and Hillary Clinton) followed this hateful, Hilterian commandment to the last letter.

To demonstrate the Nazi-like efficiency of mass incarceration of Black men in America in 2015 and compare it to the Nazi mass incarceration of Jewish men during the Holocaust, read this article based on Law Professor Michelle Alexander's research that cite statistics today worst the during the Slavery era. Here's the opening sentence "There Are More Blacks Under Correctional Control Today Than In 1850 Slaveholding America ... More Are In Jail Than In Apartheid South Africa ... And More Are Disenfranchised Than The Year The Constitutional Amendment Giving Blacks the Right To Vote Was Ratified."

The essential archival materials of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum calls the events of Kristallnacht a critical historical 'turning point' which symbolized one of the most significant, decisive moments in Hitler's anti-Semitic policy under National Socialism. Historians have observed that after the massacre, anti-Jewish policy was focused increasingly and more directly in the domain of Heinrich Himmler's notoriously brutal SS. Furthermore, the indifference with which many German citizens reacted to the genocide indicated to the Nazi government that the German citizens were ready for ever more grotesque acts of savagery.

Therefore the Nazis extended and radicalized policies targeted at eradicating Jews totally from German economic and social life in the approaching years. The Nazi Weltanschauung (worldview) progressed in time toward policies of compulsory emigration, and ultimately toward the understanding of a Deutschland judenrein (a "Germany free of Jews") via forced mass deportation of the Jewish population "to the East."

Consequently, Kristallnacht was an indispensable pivot point in Nazi Germany's oppression of Jews, which led directly to World War II and Hitler's genocidal attempt to annihilate every Jew in Europe.

American Nazi Party rally at Madison Square Garden, Feb. 20, 1939 (FDR was president!)

FDR, Obama, and Holocaust Democrats: Hitler's Willing Little Helpers

As a native Detroiter that lived through America's second most violent race riots (Detroit Riots, July 1967), thus I feel that in a sense I survived the Holocaust Democrats' existential tyranny over the once great city of Detroit and over every other big cities throughout America; virtually all of which are dominated by the Hitler hegemony of the Democrat Socialist Party since the 1960s where because of race riots and Black rage after the assassination of MLK, White Republicans tried in vain to flee to the suburbs.

How did I escape Holocaust Democrats in Detroit? I studied and read voraciously in the ghetto public libraries (Madame C.J. Walker Branch). However, like the 'good German citizens' found out under Hitler, there is nowhere to run! Not joining the Nazi Party often had dire consequences including losing out on crony fascism business ventures, career derailment, and in many cases a stay in one of the 42,500 death camps the Nazis had stationed all over Germany and inside German-controlled areas during World War II.

Apart from the revisionist Progressive or 'consensus' historians like Arthur M. Schlesinger, Joseph Ellis (Yale University), David McCullough, Daniel Boorstin, Richard Hofstadter (Age of Reform) and of course the insufferable Howard Zinn author of A people's History of the U.S. (1980), it is clear 70 years after the end of World War II and the defeat of Hitler and the Nazis that on many levels the FDR-led American government colluded with Hitler and Nazi Germany.

FDR and Hitler would come to power within two months in the year 1933, yet despite Hitler's meteoric rise and consolidation of absolute power after the Reichstag fire immediately followed by Hitler's fascist Enabling Act (March 24, 1933) which gave him dictatorial powers, why did America wait 8 long years (from Hitler's appointment as Chancellor of Germany to Congress repeal of the Neutrality Act, Nov. 4, 1941), before the FDR administration would criticize or act against the Nazi regime? Because FDR (like all Democrat Socialists) are doctrinaire anti-Semites whose Nazi-like policies are given social standing and moral legitimacy by the legions of Jewish sycophants who voted for FDR (4 times) and the few he allowed inside his administration (Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau being the most conspicuous). Indeed despite British PM Winston Churchill literally begging FDR day and night to help Europe, to help the Jews being sent to Hitler Holocaust ovens unmolested. Historically, FDR's delay until Japan's bombing of the U.S. military base at Pearl Harbor (Dec. 6, 1941) made FDR and the Democrat Socialist Party complicit with rest of the Western World in the mass murder of European Jewry.

Furthermore, FDR never said a mumbling word to the Soviet tyrant Stalin who murdered or enslaved between 30-40 million of his own people. All he did was recognize the USSR in 1933 after he took office and secretly gave "Uncle Joe" everything he wanted – which after the war included most of Eastern Europe – Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine, millions of acres of new real estate FDR gave to the Communist tyrant Stalin on a silver platter.

Today President Barak Hussein Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry and their insane U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal are following the same fascist, anti-Semitic policies by sacrificing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Nation of Israel to appease the Hitler-like hatred of the Muslim Arabs and Iran against even the idea of the existence of Israel on earth just so Obama (and Kerry) can solidify his 'legacy.'

Kristallnacht = DemocratNacht (Democrat Night)

Like in the Age of Obama, the Jews at the time of FDR's New Deal Welfare State were Communists and Liberal Socialists. Like Black America the Jews slavishly followed the platform of Holocaust Democrats against their own vested political, economic, religious and foreign policy interests. Whatever the Holocaust Democrats demanded, the Jews acquiesced, 'no questions asked, and indeed no answers were received.' As in modern times over 72% of eligible Jewish voters voted for the pro-fascist Obama (the most anti-Semitic President in the history of the USA) who gladly donated hundreds of millions of dollars to his and other Democratic Party Candidates. The Jews think that by buying off the anti-Semitic Democratic Party, they will be saved. It didn't work in Nazi Germany, and it will not work in the USA. For those interest in reading a truthful and comprehensive analysis of FDR's actions with regard to appeasing Adolph Hitler and the Nazis, I highly recommend the essential book, In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson.

Hitler and Goebbels demonic Kristallnacht lasted two days, yet its devastating effects against the Jewish people lasted many, many decades, even to this day. Nevertheless, an exponentially greater genocide against humanity is the DemocratNacht (Democrat Night), which has been an existential Democrat Holocaust that has been unleashed from the pit of Hell ever since the first slaves arrived in America in 1619 literally where Holocaust Democrats, brick-by-brick have deconstructed America, American exceptionalism, and our Judeo-Christian traditions and institutions, especially the Courts, the Church, the Family and Culture.

Remember MLK warned us through the Ages: "Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."

Further Reading

Ellis Washington, Social Darwinism in Nazi Family and Inheritance Law, 13 Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, 173-225 (2011). Martin Gilbert, Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction. New York: HarperCollins, 2006. Walter H. Pehle, editor. November 1938: From "Reichskristallnacht" To Genocide. New York: Berg, 1991. Anthony Read, Kristallnacht: The Nazi Night of Terror. New York: Times Books, 1989. Gerald Schwab, The Day the Holocaust Began: The Odyssey of Herschel Grynszpan. New York: Praeger, 1990.

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Ellis Washington is a former staff editor of the Michigan Law Review (1989) and law clerk at the Rutherford Institute (1992). Currently he is an adjunct professor of law at the National Paralegal College and the graduate school, National Jurisprudence University, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, American History, Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure, Contracts, Real Property, and Advanced Legal Writing, among many other subjects... (more)


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