David Frankfurter – the story of the other Herschel Grynszpan

Grynszpan allegedly perpetrated the crime in revenge for the deportation of his parents and siblings from Germany to Poland.

November 22, 2018 21:28
David Frankfurter – the story of the other Herschel Grynszpan

David Frankfurter in 1946. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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THIS YEAR marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, sometimes referred to as “The Night of Broken Glass” when throughout Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland areas of Czechoslovakia, on November 9 and 10, 1938, Jewish communities were subjected to the most horrific pogroms. The incident that sparked the pogroms was the assassination of Ernst vom Rath, the third secretary at the German Embassy in Paris by Herschel Grynszpan a Jewish refugee of Polish descent who was born in Hanover Germany. Hitler exploited the shooting to incite hatred among the Germans to “rise in bloody vengeance against the Jews.”


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