Germany before Crystal Night

A special annual commemoration was being held in Munich since the 9th of November.
the Memorial Day for the martyred heroes of the National Socialist movement. Since then, Adolf Hitler and the Party veterans, along with all of the Gauleiters (regional Party leaders), reportedly met annually in Munich for this occasion.

There were no signs that an event of this magnitude would happen in Germany. Before that night, everybody considered Germany as an extremely peaceful country. It was only during the ceremonial dinner at the Old Town Hall that the first infrequent news of riot and demolition reached Munich from some of the Gauleiter’s resident offices.

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