9 November – Today in German History

1923 

  • In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch was crushed by German soldiers that were loyal to the democratic government. The event began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took control of a beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders at gunpoint.

1938 

  • Nazi SA Stormtroopers and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that became known as Kristallnacht or Night of Broken Glass.

1989 

  • The Berlin Wall was opened by the DDR in which crowds tore down the symbol of East German communism.
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