Arnold Schwarzenegger, an immigrant to this country from Austria, posted a video comparing the Capitol Riots to the Nazi’s Kristallnacht.
A little history lesson; Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass was an attack against the Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany on November 9th and 10th in 1938. The German authorities looked on without intervening.
The name Kristallnacht (“Crystal Night”) comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues were smashed.
Jewish homes, hospitals and schools were ransacked as attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. Rioters destroyed over 250 synagogues throughout Germany and Austria. Over 7,000 Jewish businesses were damaged or destroyed, and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.
Estimates of fatalities caused by the attacks have varied. Early reports estimated that 91 Jews had been murdered.
Historians view Kristallnacht as a prelude to the Final Solution and the murder of six million Jews during the Holocaust.
Wow. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was born in Austria, talks about the parallels between the terrorist attack on the Capitol and the Nazi Kristallnacht. pic.twitter.com/dKWj7Kml4T— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) January 10, 2021