Lead: In November, 1938 the Nazis stepped up their campaign against the Jews of Germany on Kristallnacht - the night of glass.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In late 1938, Hershl Grynszpan was a seventeen year old Polish student of Jewish heritage. His parents had lived in the German State of Hanover since 1914. As a part of its anti-Jewish legislation, the Nazi government of Adolf Hitler had been placing great pressure on Jews, taking over Jewish business and forcing Jews to emigrate. Grynszpan's family was among those chosen by the Nazis for compulsory emigration or expulsion because they were native Poles.

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