This Day in Jewish History, 1931 The Forerunner of Kristallnacht Takes Place

The attack against Jews in Berlin in 1931 was one of the first such displays of violent anti-Semitism in a country that still purported to be democratic.

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On September 12, 1931, nearly a year and a half before Germany’s democratic Weimar Republic was replaced by the Third Reich, Nazi thugs – by one account more than 1,000 of them – harassed and physically...