The “Night of Broken Glass” is a translation from “Kristallnacht” to capture the night Nazi officials ransacked Jewish homes, synagogues and businesses. Shards of glass from broken windows littered the streets.
Bruce Henderson, is author of Sons and Soldiers. He narrates the experiences of German Jews, especially the Ritchie Boys for whom World War 2 was personal. It hurt to read that a number of people felt that Hitler’s regime would not last two weeks. Clearly, they missed the signs and his significant proclamation “give me ten years and you won’t recognize Germany.”
Sons and Soldiers is brilliantly-written and inspiring. I feel lucky to have read it.
“The raven-haired woman” in my poem below, represents all who go to great lengths to seek out and publish the truth. They make it possible for us to understand and hopefully, learn from history. This poem is a salute to their bravery.
Leadership that stung
A representation of evil
Bad bruises, lingering injuries
From tanks and mines run
Book pages torn
Groomed from fib
A raven-haired woman
Stymied, not outdone
From Lehrberg to Louisiana
Dachau to Nijmegen write
Of images of war
The Night of Broken Glass
Of a people and sacrifice
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