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Bob and Monica Kahn — Greeley’s voices of the Holocaust

Robert Kahn was seven years old on the night of Nov. 9, 1938, remembered now as Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass. On the night unofficially regarded as the actual beginning of the Holocaust, he was in his family home in the German city of Wiesbaden, along with his parents, sister and both sets of his grandparents, who had already been forced to leave their own homes. His memories of that infamous night are not necessarily what one might expect. As crowds of rioters raged through the streets of the resort city, attacking Jews and Jewish places, including the Great Synagogue, which Nazi SS men ransacked and burned to the ground, Kahn was laser focused on the knock on their door. It was opened to […]
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