Hitler's Pawn

Hitler's Pawn

The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust

Book - 2019 | First hardcover edition
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A remarkable story of a forgotten seventeen-year-old Jew who was blamed by the Nazis for the anti-Semitic violence and terror known as the Kristallnacht , the pogrom still seen as an initiating event of the Holocaust

After learning about Nazi persecution of his family, Herschel Grynszpan (pronouncedGreenspan) bought a small handgun and on November 7, 1938, went to the Germanembassy and shot the first German diplomat he saw. When the man died two days later,Hitler and Goebbels made the shooting their pretext for the state-sponsored wave of antiSemitic terror known as Kristallnacht, still seen by many as an initiating event of the Holocaust.

Overnight, Grynszpan, a bright but naive teenager, was front-page news and a pawn ina global power struggle.

Publisher: Berkeley, California :, Counterpoint,, 2019
Edition: First hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781640091443
Branch Call Number: 940.531842009 GRY-K


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