Nahum Goldmann

Damage from 'Kristallnacht' greatly overstated by world press

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2022-02-22 09:27

Pedestrians walk along a city shopping street taking subdued notice of the broken store windows--possibly even unaware of what was the cause of the damage. Even though much glass was broken, there was little looting. Most of the shops were insured so the problem was mainly for the insurance companies, to which Reichsminister Hermann Goering addressed himself in the following days and weeks.

FLASHPOINT Kristallnacht 1938: Instigators, Victims and Beneficiaries by Ingrid Weckert

Translated by Mr. Carl Hottelet from the original German

English translation Copyright 1991 by Institute for Historical Review in arrangement with Grabert Verlag, Tübingen, Germany

By Carolyn Yeager

Part Five