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(For information only, not for distribution) Delft, the 22nd November 1938 On 13.11. I arrived in Amsterdam from Berlin by aeroplane with my wife and in the following am trying to give an account from memory of circumstances which I have experienced myself in recent months or of which I have received…

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Amsterdam, 19th November 1938 The reporter is aware, as other reports also mention, that Herr Heidenheimer and Herr Metzger are not yet traceable. Whether Herr Rechtsanwalt Fritz Josefsthal is actually not traceable he is not able to say. It may be that he is in Berlin once again and has not returned…

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18th November 1938 According to Herr X. from Düsseldorf, he has learned from reliable sources that the community and, as far as can be determined, a large part of the college of representatives, amongst them Herr Felsenthal senior, Oberlandesgerichtsrat Franken, Herr Louis Elkan, as well as the two…

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It has now been established beyond all doubt that Rabbi Dr. Jacob Horovitz [Horowitz] from Frankfurt am Main, one of the most valued and respected German rabbis due to his scholarly and rabbinical work and his humane readiness to help the widest sections of German and foreign Jewry, has died as a result…

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21st November 1938 The operations in Aachen and their consequences The incidents in connection with the fires at the synagogue were described as follows: All houses on the periphery of the synagogue were occupied by guards equipped with revolvers. No residents were allowed to leave the house on threat…

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We have received the following report from a refugee who managed to cross the border to the Netherlands. On the night from 9th to 10th November I was in a Jewish community building so as to keep watch together with the caretaker. We had already received the first reports about destruction of Jewish…

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Aachen: Frau Spittel (Spittel und Franken textile factory) was beaten. Düsseldorf: on the night of Wednesday to Thursday 20-year-old Oppenheim was knocked to the ground on the street by SA or SS men, and repeatedly mistreated. His mother and sister who tried to come to his aid were hit too. Medical…

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16th November 1938 On 11th November I was arrested in my chambers and taken to what used to be the Zuchthaus but has now been turned into a concentration camp. The old officials who made the arrest informed me that all the Jews had been arrested. There we were loaded onto trains at 8 o’clock in the…

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9th November 1938 Lessing, factory owner in Bamberg, founder of the “Grapes”, an inn for the Jüdischer Kulturbund Bamberg. Arson attack on the factory. He himself injured on the way to the factory. Last report about him from Monday the 14th November 1938. Card written by his wife and signed by him,…

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Shops and homes destroyed Essen: Confirmed, amongst others: Shoe shop Edox (Willi Samson), Ad. HitlerstraßeShoe shop Schartenberg, LimbeckerstraßeJeweller Futermann, Ad. HitlerstraßeJeweller Dublon, Ad. HitlerstraßeMen's clothing Alexander, LimbeckerstraßeWomen’s fashion house Perl, Ad. Hitlerstraße…