Benno and the Night of Broken Glass by Meg WiviottBenno is a cat who doesnt belong to one person. He belongs to a town; to Hans, the Adler family in 3B, the Schmidts in 3A, Moshe the butcher, Frau Gerber, Mitzi Stein, and Professor Goldfarb. He spends his days visiting each person, following the daughters in the Adler & Schmidt family to school, playing nearby & getting scraps from the butcher and ear rubs from the grocers wife. When Benno hears glass shattering, smells smoke that burns his eyes & hears terrified screams, he knows life on his street will never be the same. This life changing night is known as Kristallnacht, (the Night of Broken Glass) and caused destruction to the homes of Jews living in Germany. Its interesting to see the story from a cats perspective, because he doesnt understand why the two young girls stop going to school together & stop talking to each other. The illustrations are collage-like and colorful and keep you interested in turning the page. The afterword includes information about Kristallnacht, which is helpful, especially in a picture book for young children. I think it was very well done & I like the idea of a cats perspective because hes unaware of the religious differences & loves all his townspeople for who they are and how they treat him.
The "Night of Broken Glass"
The hate-fuelled attacks signalled the beginning of Adolf Hitler 's so-called "Final Solution" to what he infamously referred to as the "Jewish problem". On November 9 to November 10, , Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalised Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to Jews. In the aftermath of Kristallnacht, also called the Night of Broken Glass, after all the windows were smashed, some 30, Jewish men were arrested and sent to Nazi concentration camps. During World War II, Hitler and the Nazis implemented their so-called Final Solution to what they referred to as the 'Jewish problem', and carried out the systematic murder of some six million European Jews in what came to be known as the Holocaust. The Nuremberg Laws, passed in September , decreed that only Aryans could be full German citizens.
The German authorities looked on without intervening. Jewish homes, hospitals and schools were ransacked as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. Estimates of fatalities caused by the attacks have varied. Early reports estimated that 91 Jews had been murdered. Evans estimating suicide deaths. In the s, most German Jews were fully integrated into German society as German citizens. They served in the German army and navy and contributed to every field of German business , science and culture.
The name Kristallnacht refers ironically to the litter of broken glass left in the streets after these pogroms. The violence continued during the day of November 10, and in some places acts of violence continued for several more days. These are not to be interfered with. Fire companies stood by synagogues in flames with explicit instructions to let the buildings burn. In two days and nights, more than 1, synagogues were burned or otherwise damaged.
Kristallnacht, (German: “Crystal Night”), also called Night of Broken Glass or November Pogroms, the night of November 9–10, , when German Nazis.
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Rabbi Manfred Swarsensky dropped the phone and ran to his place of worship. It was 2 a. German soldiers were inside, stoking the flames with gasoline. Kristallnacht was a night Swarsensky—and any Jewish person who lived through the wave of pogroms that unfolded between November 9 and 10, —would never forget. They vandalized homes and businesses, attacked and harassed Jewish people, and destroyed their places of worship. Kristallnacht offered a terrifying vision of what was to come: the annihilation of six million European Jews.
It appeared to be unplanned, set off by Germans' anger over the assassination of a German official in Paris at the hands of a Jewish teenager. In fact, German propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and other Nazis carefully organized the pogroms. In two days, over synagogues were burned, over 7, Jewish businesses were trashed and looted, dozens of Jewish people were killed, and Jewish cemeteries, hospitals, schools, and homes were looted while police and fire brigades stood by. The pogroms became known as Kristallnacht , the "Night of Broken Glass," for the shattered glass from the store windows that littered the streets. The morning after the pogroms 30, German Jewish men were arrested for the "crime" of being Jewish and sent to concentration camps, where hundreds of them perished. Some Jewish women were also arrested and sent to local jails. Businesses owned by Jews were not allowed to reopen unless they were managed by non-Jews.