It was the Ninth of November

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Will Williams
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It was the Ninth of November

Post by Will Williams » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:28 pm

November 9th: the day German history keeps being made
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Four 20th century events that happened on November 9th. Photos: DPA
It is widely known that the Berlin Wall came down on November 9th, 1989. But the "Day of Fate" is a date on which several momentous events in German history have happened.
November 9th is known as the "Day of Fate" (Schicksalstag) in Germany because five different but defining events in German history occurred on that day.

After the Berlin Wall was pulled down on November 9th 1989, it seemed to many a logical day to celebrate the reunification of Germany.

However, there is good reason why October 3rd was ultimately chosen as der Tag der deutschen Einheit (German Unity Day).

In 1923, November 9th witnessed the Munich Beer Hall Putsch, the first, unsuccessful attempt by the National Socialist Party to seize power in Munich.

Exactly 15 years later, after five years of Nazi rule, another of the darkest events of Germany’s 20th century occurred: Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass.

A nationwide pogrom against the Jews, Kristallnacht was carried out by both SA paramilitary forces and German citizens.

It was therefore decided that November 9th was too emotive a day, and that reunification celebrations would overshadow the remembrance of other poignant events...
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More here: https://www.thelocal.de/20161109/schick ... stallnacht

Ray W
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Re: It was the Ninth of November

Post by Ray W » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:23 am

To those who fell...

Munich Men
On November 9, 1923 at 12:30 in the afternoon
sixteen heroes of loyal faith, hardy and true
fell dead battling heartless, bonehead bolshevik baboon
under twisted orders from the hook-nosed, bowlegged jew.

Sixteen blood witnesses loving Nation and Race
were denied a common burial and an honored place
by traitors, murderers, democrats, pimps and petty thieves,
commie wimps commonly referred to as authorities.

Alfarth, Bauriedl, Casella, Ehrlich, Faust--
with Zyklon-B you'll be deloused,
Prussian Blue removing the crazy, lying, leeching jew
restoring high praises due each of you.

Hechenberger, Korner, Kuhn, Laforce--
we'll follow your lead, stay the course;
Pape, Scheubner-Richter, Neubauer--
your timeless deed graces every passing hour.

Pfordten, Rickmers, Stransky, Wolf--stand tall, men!
Husbands, fathers, brothers, sons and friends:
we Nazi salute the life sacrifice of that dread November;
after the jews are dead R.I.P., and we'll peacefully remember.

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