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Do sources D and E make it more or less likely that the account given in source C is accurate?

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Do sources D and E make it more or less likely that the account given in source C is accurate? Source D is written by a German Jew and is a description of events in the weeks before Kristallnacht. The German Jew has claimed that there were "signs of unrest amongst the masses" before Kristallnacht this makes it likely that Kristallnacht was: a result of public unrest, was undertaken by the public and also implies that an event such like Kristallnacht was an eventuality; this disagrees with source C which claims that the German public had nothing to do with the violence. Source E is an anonymous letter sent to the British consul shortly after Kristallnacht and is quite blunt about who was to blame; in ...read more.

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Source C informs us that Kristallnacht took place in the city of Leipzig. Source D informs us that there were riots in cologne also a major German city denoting the riots took place in large cities. Source E states that the countryside of Germany was "worse still" suggesting that riots would have been more likely to occur in the rural areas of Germany this disparity makes source C likely to be accurate as source C claims the locals in the city were horrified and so it increases the plausibility of the suggestion in source C that Kristallnacht was planned. An anti-Semitic and belligerent impression of the non-Jewish German public is transgressed in source D. ...read more.

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sources to be written anonymously as the articles contain views and opinions that the Nazis deemed punishable so the writers would have been too cautious to associate their names with these opinions. Overall I think sources D and E make it more likely that source C is accurate. My reasoning for this is source E seems to supplement source C with the aspects such as the SS and SA organising the riots and vandalism as well as the German public not being involved with Kristallnacht. Furthermore, source D describes the countryside to have worse attitudes to the Jews than the cities which makes source C more accurate as source C portrays the Germans living in the city to be sympathetic towards the Jews. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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