"Selling Hitler", notes pp. 46-52

The Nazis wanted Germany to be admired, of course, which was an aim of the propaganda, but that was never enough. They also wanted to terrorise their actual or potential enemies whether ethnic, political or foreign, and to declare war on the Jews. The pretext for the last of these came on 7 November 1938, when a young Jew, outrages by the treatment of his relatives, assassinated a German diplomat.

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