• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What impression of Kristallnacht does source C give??

Extracts from this document...


Source C gives the impression that Kristallnacht was a "hideous," unnecessary operation planned by the Nazis. He starts off by saying, "the shattering of shop windows" this is what the word Kristallnacht means. This source is very very reliable as it was written by an American who was in Germany at the time and saw everything that happened where he was staying. He wrote the account days after Kristallnacht and has had interviews with both sides of the case. David Buffman says this "Was described by the 'Nazi' press as a spontaneous wave of anger as, a result of the cowardly Jewish murder of Von Roth a German officer in Paris." He is saying that this is what the Nazis want everyone to here as it came from their press and this could be a form of propaganda by giving them information without another option. ...read more.


not in uniform." This shows us reliability in this source ands shows us to what extent he has thought about both viewpoints, this is also saying that it wasn't spontaneous as someone high in power had to order the SS men and Stormtroppers to get out of uniform and destroy all of the Jews' belongings, homes, businesses and synagogues. He carries on this sentence saying, "No attempts were made to put out fires, the activity of the fire brigade being confined to spray water only on adjoining buildings." This surely must make it obvious that it was planned as the only people who really could tell the fire brigade what to do was the Nazis and their f�rher as they really were the only ones powerful enough to and only to put out fires if they ...read more.


The way he said 'hideous', is showing us that he hated what they were doing. This paragraph shows us that he has thought about what has happened and both viewpoints, and that it is his own view point on Kristallnacht, which makes this source even more reliable. " The slightest sign of sympathy for the Jews from the public caused fury amongst the Nazis." This is telling us that the Nazis wanted the Jews to be punished, if it was spontaneous or if it was planned, what ever it was they could have provoked it. My conclusion is that it is giving the impression that Kristallnacht was a disgusting event and shouldn't have happened. ?? ?? ?? ?? QB What impression of Kristallnacht does source C give?? Ross Butcher ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Germany 1918-1939 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Germany 1918-1939 essays

  1. What was the main cause of Kristallnacht?

    If one were to cross-reference this source with Source A, one would find out that one point this source makes looks wrong. Source A says that "'Hitler squealed with delight and slapped his thigh with enthusiasm'" but Source H claims that Hitler "on the whole agreed that such events must not be allowed to take place".

  2. Why Did Kristallnacht Take Place? (a) A ...

    This supports his original opinion that this was not a spontaneous attack, as the SS men and Stormtroopers had already 'been provided with hammers, axes and fire bombs' before it even started. The source is completely challenging the Nazis', making them out to look immoral and corrupt.

  1. GCSE History Coursework: Reichstag Fire 1) ...

    at all, and if the fire had been a Nazi idea then they would have modern lists of leading Communists so they could make the most out of the situation they had created. The extract also says 'The Nazis had hoped to destroy the Communists after the election, when they would be in a stronger position to deal with them'.

  2. What impression of 'Kristallnacht' does source c give? Explain your answer.

    Source D tells us that there is tension between the Nazis and Jews even weeks before 'Kristallnacht' had taken place. Jews were banned from social events like the cinema, which is a major part of society at the time, and certain anti-Jewish shops.

  1. What impression of kristallnacht does source C

    He also tries to make us feel hostile to the Nazis as he tells us that they were violent, horrible people. He achieves this by using exaggeration and emotive words like horrified, shattering and hideous. Despite the source being biased towards the Jews, you would have expected it to be impartial as he had nothing to be biased about.

  2. Why did Kristallnacht take place? Source based work.

    There is no need to lie in this source so it shows the truth and is reliable. It shows the build-up to Kristallnacht and therefore supports source C. However, it doesn't mention the SA. Source E tells us that this is the "true report" on Kristallnacht.

  1. Holocaust - Source related questions.

    The records of the Einsatzgruppen unit which participated in the executions recorded that 33,771 Jews were killed at Babi Yar on September 29-30. In all, more than 100,000 people, most of them Jews, were executed at Babi Yar between 1941-1943 by the Nazis.

  2. What Was Kristallnacht?

    On November 8 of each year Hitler gave a speech at the B�rgerbr�ukeller, where the putsch had begun in 1923 and then led a parade through the streets - complete with bloodstained flags and singing - to the site of the graves of the dead where he laid memorial wreaths to the heroic fallen.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work