Recently the Greek American Assemblyman Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria), pushed through a legislative resolution for a Religious Tolerance Day
in response to Jewish lobby efforts. The Jewish lobby pushed for this resolution in response to a spate of graffiti in the New York borough of Queens , that Jews claim was anti-Jewish and threatening. The perpetrators
of such, all too convenient, graffiti have been all too usual in the past. Gianaris also claims that his father's house was burned down by the Nazis, it seems that a lot of Greeks ,in my experience,who want to count on some Jewish support claim that Nazis burned down their father's or grandfather's house, as if that was all the Nazis were doing in their short-lived three and a half year occupation of parts of Greece. Next time I hear about a house burning of a Greek grandfather's house by Nazis , I would like to ask the claimant to produce some pics. After all the Nazis did for Greece, making almost the entire Jewish stranglehold on our Thessaloniki disappear almost over night, for instance, you would think Greeks would at least show some respect for one of our more beneficial conquerors, relative to the Turks or the Franks they did behave quite decently in retrospect.
In any case, tonight's the night when we should take time to reflect on the famous 'Crystal' night as re-examined here
, by the astute German scholar Ingrid Weckert, enjoy:German National Socialism basically regarded the Jews as non-German aliens who had proven themselves destructive to any nation that permitted them to dominate. Therefore, the only way to prevent further problems was to separate the Jews from the Germans. In other words, they had to emigrate. On this point the National Socialists and the Zionists were in full agreement. Although the Jews made up less than one percent of the total German population in 1933, they had power and influence in finance, business, cultural affairs and scientific life far out of proportion to their small numbers. Jewish influence was very widely regarded as harmful to German recovery after the First World War. No legal measures were taken against the Jews in Germany until after the international Jewish "Declaration of War" against Germany, as announced, for example, on the front page of the London Daily Express of 24 March 1933.