- “The policeman wanted to throw my three-year-old daughter out the window but I held her tight.” — Simon Ackerman
It is Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass.
The violence was so chaotic, it was hard to believe it was planned. But it was.
“Goebbels holds a press conference to castigate Lochner, Schultz, and other foreign correspondents for writing what he insists are false stories. No stores were looted. No Jews were killed.”
More than ever I’m convinced, we are going down this dangerous road. Right now we have Joe, but can he pass the baton? He should pass the baton because we need a strong AFTER.
Hitler didn’t even need a Supreme Court to justify him. WE DO.
After Kristallnacht, something breaks in the Americans. Ambassador Hugh Wilson is recalled to Washington “for consultation.” He never returns to Berlin. The US Embassy is left in the hands of junior diplomats. Consul Prentiss Gilbert is given a hasty promotion to chargé d’affaires. He dies of a heart attack, five months later.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.