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Charles Bewley was the Irish envoy to Nazi Germany during #Kristallnacht. He was pro-Nazi and an anti-semite. At one point he even approached the SS and offered his services only to be rejected. He published a hagiography of Hermann Göring in 1962.
In 1937 Labour TD William Norton challenged De Valera after Bewley made a pro-Nazi speech which "grossly misrepresented the position of the Irish people...calculated to cause the opinion that a section of them endorsed the policy of religious persecution carried out in Germany."
His correspondence to the Irish government throughout 1938 was indistinguishable from Nazi propaganda. He ranted in one memo (9 December) that Jewish people were "the chief supporters and organisers of Communism" "a demoralising influence on the communities among which they live"
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#kristallnacht80 The first film about the Holocaust was directed by my great-uncle Adolf Minkin. "Professor Mamlock" (1938) ran in the USA where it opened two days before the #Kristallnacht. Its history is remarkable.
Made in Russia, "Professor Mamlock" ran with huge success in the USSR until it was banned for a period between August 1939 and through June 23, 1941 because Stalin signed a pact with Hitler. Molotov--Ribbentrop pact. (Molotov, Ribbentrop, Hitler 👇)
Read about Molotov--Ribbentrop pact, Molotov's grandson serving Putin now, and flipping the narratives of Stalin--Hitler pact by Putin here:…
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My dad’s first memory is hiding under a table 80 years ago tonight, when Nazis took his dad to Dachau on #Kristallnacht.
His parents, my Omi and Opi, always considered themselves more German than Jewish, so they didn’t think they’d get swept up in the madness.
Opi was taken to city hall with other Jews and lined up against a wall. He thought he was going to be shot.
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How did the New York times cover #Kristallnacht?

Here is part 1 of the article from November 10, 1938.
How the New York Times covered #Kristallnacht on November 10, 1938?

Continuation of page 10 Part 1.
How the New York Times covered #Kristallnacht on November 10, 1938?

Continuation of page 10 Part 2.
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Today marks the 80th anniversary of #Kristallnacht ('Night of the Broken Glass') - a 2 day pogrom directed against the Jews of Germany.

This morning, I delved into the @BOA_MAP archives in search of novel insights.
🗣️"Words cannot describe the scenes of human misery & brutal violence."

This is an excerpt from Issue 24 (Nov '38) of the International Transport Workers' Federation journal, 'Fascism'. The information was provided by anti-Nazi trade unionists in Germany.

🗣️The first excerpt (ITF) suggests that many Germans were deeply troubled by #kristallnacht80. This is confirmed by excerpt 2 from Martin Bormann's diary (Nazi Party), which states "The condemnation of events was greater in some circles than generally assumed by outsiders."
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#kristallnacht80 #Kristallnacht 80 years ago my father was taken from work and brought to the Frankfurt Messegelaende with thousands of others. He was just 18 years old. Here he is with his grandfather Felix Ganz (my great-grandfather)
He’d been forced to leave school because of his Jewish background. He took an apprenticeship at a leather firm in Frankfurt just 20 miles from his home town in Mainz
His father, my grandfather Hermann Ganz had just been offered a job in England with Morton Sundour a textile company in Carlisle. He was desperate to get out of Germany and bring his family with him
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😡 😡 😡 My latest: thread+article on #SebastianGorka's talk in a former synagogue close to #TreeofLifeSynogogue in Pittsburgh, on the eve of the 80th anniversary of #Kristallnacht.👇👇👇Confirmed ties to white supremacists and…
Sebastian Gorka, a Hungarian-American political analyst, is a former Deputy Assistant to Donald Trump and a former editor of the Breitbart News.
2. Four Democratic senators accused Gorka of failing to note on his U.S. citizenship application that he had belonged to a neo-Nazi organization in Hungary. The omission, if proved, would have implications for his US citizenship received in 2012.
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THREAD: My career has been spent studying Christianity and the rise of Nazism, specifically, the massive moral failure of a religion in the face of political nihilism to recognize it and fight back. In early 30's Hitler promised Germany he would take care of the communists /1
and other "degenerates" who threatened Christian civilization. He made the religious appeal knowing Germans would instinctively protect a religion that legitimated and justified anti-Semitism and cultural power, even though he had no real commitment to Christianity. /2
Millions embraced this message, even though it was cloaked in code about who the "enemy" really was. After gaining political power by subverting the law and creating a crisis with the Reichstag fire, Hitler passed legislation to stop dissent and /3
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From the beginning, Zionists advocated a "Jewish State" not just in #Palestine, but also in #Jordan, southern #Lebanon, and the #GolanHeights as well.
As it will be proved from the quotes below:
#ICC4Israel #EthnicCleaning #Occupation #BDS #Gaza…👈
#Palestinians are not indigenous to #Palestine👈This propaganda has no other purpose than 2 further dehumanize Palestinians & justify #Israel’s ongoing ethnic cleansing & murder
In #BenGurion own words👇😡you'll see how that outrageous claim is far removed from historical reality
“We must expel the Arabs and take their places…”~#DavidBenGurion
Born in 1886 as David Green (Gruen) in Plonsk, #Poland. He is considered one of the three founding figures of Zionism beside #ChaimWeizmann & #Herzl.
#ICC4Israel #BDS #Palestine #Gaza…👈
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