Mendelsohn, John and Donald S. Detwiler, Editors. The Crystal Night Pogrom. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1982. xviii, 402 pp. 8- 1/2" x 11." Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616190033. ISBN-10: 1616190035. Hardcover. New. $85. * Volume 3, The Holocaust: Selected Documents in Eighteen Volumes. In November 1938, Hershel Grynszpan, a dissident Polish Jew, assassinated the third secretary of the German embassy in Paris, Ernst vom Rath. The Nazis used this event to instigate a huge pogrom, the Reichskristallnacht or Crystal Night Pogrom, resulting in the destruction of synagogues, breaking of windows of Jewish shops (hence the name of the pogrom), arrest and confinement of thousands of Jews in concentration camps, as well as the levy of a fine of one billion marks upon the Jewish community. A discussion of the event by Nazi leaders under the chairmanship of Marshal Hermann Goering began to outline some of the major features of the "Final Solution." Included is documentation on foreign reaction to the pogrom and plans for a show trial of Hershel Grynszpan. Contains 48 documents of source materials, carefully chosen from the thousands preserved at the U.S. National Archives. A detailed table of contents lists and provides the source for each document. The volumes in the series are grouped topically: PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1. Legalizing the Holocaust: The Early Phase, 1933-1939, 2. Legalizing the Holocaust: The Later Phase, 1939-1943, 3. The Crystal Night Pogrom, 4. Propaganda and Aryanization, 1938-1944, 5. Jewish Emigration from 1933 to the Evian Conference of 1938, 6. Jewish Emigration 1938-1940: Rublee Negotiations and the Intergovernmental Committee, 7. Jewish Emigration: The S.S. St. Louis Affair and Other Cases THE KILLING OF THE JEWS 8. Deportation of the Jews to the East: Stettin, 1940, to Hungary, 1944, 9. Medical Experiments on Jewish Inmates of Concentration Camps, 10. The Einsatzgruppen or Murder Commandos, 11. The Wannsee Protocol and a 1944 Report on Auschwitz by the Office of Strategic Services, 12. The "Final Solution" in the Extermination Camps and the Aftermath, 13. The Judicial System and the Jews in Nazi Germany RESCUE ATTEMPTS 14. Relief and Rescue of Jews from Nazi Oppression, 1943-1945, 15. Relief in Hun.
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