The burning of the synagogue in Ober Ramstadt during Kristallnacht. The local fire-department prevented the fire from spreading to a nearby home, but made no attempt to intervene in the synagogue fire

The burning of the synagogue in Ober Ramstadt during Kristallnacht. The local fire-department prevented the fire from spreading to a nearby home, but made no attempt to intervene in the synagogue fire

Helmuth Hubener. This kid sounds extraordinary. Disgusted by Kristallnacht violence, he'd listen to BBC news and distribute flyers denouncing Nazi propaganda. When facing the Nazi "blood tribunal" after being sentenced to death, he said, "It's my turn to die for having committed no crime. But soon it will be yours." The last letter he wrote his loved ones was heartrending for its courage and wisdom. He was only 17 at the time he was executed.

10 WWII Heroes: Helmuth Hübener 4/10

Helmuth Hubener. This kid sounds extraordinary. Disgusted by Kristallnacht violence, he'd listen to BBC news and distribute flyers denouncing Nazi propaganda. When facing the Nazi "blood tribunal" after being sentenced to death, he said, "It's my turn to die for having committed no crime. But soon it will be yours." The last letter he wrote his loved ones was heartrending for its courage and wisdom. He was only 17 at the time he was executed.

Max Wünsche, who commanded Panzer Regiment 12 of the 12th SS-Panzer Division Hitlerjugend, was described by his captors as "PW is definitely a museum piece. He is 150% Nordic warrior, wearing every order of the Iron Cross; an officer of the Leibstandarte since 1933 on and a fanatic of the most extreme order, with a well disciplined and calculating brain. His information is reliable on military matters, but his attitude is irreconcilable".

Max Wünsche, who commanded Panzer Regiment 12 of the 12th SS-Panzer Division Hitlerjugend, was described by his captors as "PW is definitely a museum piece. He is 150% Nordic warrior, wearing every order of the Iron Cross; an officer of the Leibstandarte since 1933 on and a fanatic of the most extreme order, with a well disciplined and calculating brain. His information is reliable on military matters, but his attitude is irreconcilable".

Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht

.The Great Synagogue of Essen, Germany,  set on fire during the Kristallnacht

.The Great Synagogue of Essen, Germany, set on fire during the Kristallnacht

We must not forget the annihilation of millions of human beings in concentration camps

We must not forget the annihilation of millions of human beings in concentration camps

Tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews are forced to leave their homes, and move into specially designated ghetto areas.

Tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews are forced to leave their homes, and move into specially designated ghetto areas.

Kristallnacht - The Night of the Broken Glass

Kristallnacht - The Night of the Broken Glass

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