Herschel Grynszpan heads to a Paris court in the shooting death of Ernst vom Rath, a junior German diplomat, after hearing that his parents, brother and sister had been deported to Poland by the Nazi authorities. The assassination, run on the front pages of all German newspapers on the instructions of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, was the excuse used by the Nazi regime to launch a massive pogrom against the German Jewish communities, historically known as the Reichskristallnacht.
Herschel Grynszpan heads to a Paris court in the shooting death of Ernst vom Rath, a junior German diplomat, after hearing that his parents, brother and sister had been deported to Poland by the Nazi authorities. The assassination, run on the front pages of all German newspapers on the instructions of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, was the excuse used by the Nazi regime to launch a massive pogrom against the German Jewish communities, historically known as the Reichskristallnacht. AFP/Getty Images
Herschel Grynszpan heads to a Paris court in the shooting death of Ernst vom Rath, a junior German diplomat, after hearing that his parents, brother and sister had been deported to Poland by the Nazi authorities. The assassination, run on the front pages of all German newspapers on the instructions of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, was the excuse used by the Nazi regime to launch a massive pogrom against the German Jewish communities, historically known as the Reichskristallnacht. AFP/Getty Images

Marking the prelude to the Holocaust

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