The Jewish Jewel of the Great Jewish Emancipation in Germany; the Fasanenstrasse Synagogue in Berlin
So it was seventy-four years ago, on November 9-10, 1938 that a Nazi pogrom against the Jewish people throughout Germany and Austria began under the direction of the Nazi SA paramilitary. While the German authorities looked the other way, Jewish owned buildings, stores and synagogues were ransacked, torched and destroyed. This included also the famous Fasanenstrasse Synagogue in Berlin.
This evening of infamy became later known as Kristallnacht (“Night of Broken Glass”) in memory of the evening when the shattered windowpanes on the Jewish businesses lay scattered across the German streets of Berlin. In a well organized outburst of violence, it appeared to be precipitated by a November 7 assassination of a German diplomat, Ernst com Rath in Paris by a Jewish teenager, Herschel Grynszpan, whose parents alongside another 17,000 Polish Jews were expelled from the Reich.
When the Nazis unleashed a wave of pogroms against Germany's Jews on November 9, 1938, in the space of a few hours, the evening turned violent. The Jewish community in Berlin was devastating as thousands of Jewish businesses, homes and synagogues were damaged or destroyed. The debris of thousands of shattered store windowpanes carpeted the German streets thus leaving behind the name, Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass").
With 91 deaths at the hands of the German storm troopers, for the first time in the modern era, the Jewish people were arrested and rounded up in mass and transported to the Nazi concentration camps. Thirty thousand Jews were transported to Buchenwald, Dachau and Sachsenhausen alone. Those that were released were those who were able to emigrate and willing to transfer their homes, businesses and properties to their “Aryan” captors.
November 1938. Lorenz C. Schmuhl Papers, USHMM Archives
The Fasanenstrasse Synagogue in Berlin was completed on August 26, 1912. I was located in the affluence neighborhoods close to the Berlin Stadtbahn and the Zoo Station. Only twenty four years after its construction, the synagogue was forced to close in 1936 by the Nazi authorities. In fact, it was the Nazi Minister Joseph Goebbels who personally ordered the destruction of the Fasanenstrasse Synagogue on the night of the Kristallnacht pogrom on November 9, 1938.
Large enough to accommodate 1,720 worshippers, this Neo-Romanesque style synagogue was highlighted with notable Byzantine construction elements. It boasted a richly decorated frontage along the front of this august Jewish temple. It was a powerful statement of what was believed to be the height of the Jewish emancipation within the German Empire. Even the German Emperor Wilhelm II came to present the synagogue with a richly adorned marriage hall that was adorned within with Maiolica tiles which his factories produced.
As Ilse Stanley, the daughter of Magnus Davidsohn wrote in her book called “The Unforgotten” when visiting this temple on its grand opening day, she documented the criticism of Kurt Tucholsky against the German Jew’s voluntary assimilation into German society. Their emancipation led them to forget the awareness that the “ruling class of Germany had nothing but contempt for them.”
And so on that eve of Kristallnacht, the SA troopers stormed the building, destroyed and shattered the entire interior and then ignited a fire from fuel from a nearby filling station. The fire department spent less effort to save the synagogue, but rather sought to prevent the flames from engulfing the nearby houses in the neighborhood.
The Interior Destruction of the Fasanenstrasse Synagogue in Berlin after Kristallnacht
One of the darkest secrets of the Protestant Reformation was the fact that Jews were slaughtered side by side with the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel during the Dark Ages of Papal Christianity. It was this unfathomable “crime against humanity” that began with the rise of consolidated imperial power of King Charles the Great known in history as Charlemagne. It did not end until the Papal Inquisition met its final fate. As Destination Yisra’el wrote about this later era of central Europe in the blog titled, “King Henry VIII, the Catholic Inquisition and the Puritan’s Visigothic Lost Israelite Ancestors; the Cathars, the Huguenots, and the Waldensians”:
Destination Yisra’el – “In the 12th to the 16th century, the Cathars and later the Huguenots and the Waldensians were hunted by the Roman Catholic Inquisition in Southern France. By the tens of thousands were captured and destroyed by the most ignoble of means, by the Catholic Inquisition. They again morphed again with the arrival of the great Protestant reformer, John Calvin, who for the first time, spoke to his audiences of the Lost Tribes of Israel, that they had divine destiny. And that they did for the prophecy as given by Hashem, the G-d of Israel to Ezekiel the prophet in chapter 36, was to be fulfilled centuries later as their prophecy of destiny…
Yes, the Cathars and the Waldensians plus all the surrounding sects were corrupted in part in their concepts of the true Torah teachings given to the Hebrews at the mount called Sinai. For those critics who wish to demean the testimony of the lives of which these people’s lived, and the G-d in which they served, have only to remember, that the apostasies in which they adhered were but remnants of the apostasies in which they adhered to as the worshippers of Baal and the “Golden Calf” worship of the ancient Northern Tribes of Israel.
Yet their biblical apostasies paled in terms of the corruption and the apostasy of the ancient Roman Christian Church, called in Revelation the “mother of harlots”. Most critics of the Waldensians today, would rather adhere to the apostasy of the ancient Church of Rome, and denounce the lives of the Lost Tribes of Israel, who as the Cathars and the Waldensians lived and gave their lived in testimony of the G-d of their forefather’s in which they remembered only in part…
It took the Catholic massacres of the Waldensians who lived across the English Channel in Provence, France in 1545 who began to polarize the Europeans between those who would follow the path of Edomite Rome and the Northern European Lost Israelites. As early as 1631, the Protest-ant scholars began to regard the Waldensians as the early forerunners (13th century) of the Protest-ant Reformation, a mantle that would later be given to John Wycliffe (14th century) and Jan Hus (15th century). They were all directly targeted by the Roman Catholic Church, and the latter burned at the stake.
The facts that the Reformation took its greatest hold upon the minds and souls of the populous living in Northern Europe, suggests that these were the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel. Somehow in their “collective mind”, they knew that they were different when they arrived in the virgin forests of Northern Gaul, has been the testimony of numerous antiquarian researchers. These archives have then have been collected and collaborated with modern Jewish historical scholarship such as Yair Davidiy with Brit-Am, whose research on the Lost Tribes of Israel has been intensively documented and published in numerous historical volumes, that the nations of Northern Europe were colonized by the Lost Tribes of Israel known in history as the Celtic, Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings, along with the incoming waves of the Germanic tribes called the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, and the Vandals.
Even today, the Mechoqeck of Judah, the judiciary trained Jewish rabbanim, have now taken up the mantle of historically validating the truth and verity of the return of the Lost Tribes of Israel. This testimony is especially affirmed by the Jerusalem based Rabbi Avraham Feld, founder of Kol Ha’Tor, based upon the analysis and affirmation of the extensive documentation left by the ancient Hebrew prophets; that it is a biblical mandate that the Northern Kingdom of Israel will be redeemed and restored at the time of the end. It is also a biblical mandate that the descendants of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, that were exiled, will, at the end of days be restored and redeemed.
It is amazing that these Protest-ant reformers who were viewed as rightist seditionists in medieval Catholic Europe, in the same “mantra” are today attacking with the international press the Orthodox “settlers” who are living upon the same land inhabited by the Northern Ten Tribes of Israel. It is these Jewish patriot youth who today guarding and protecting the tribal homeland of the Jews from the House of Judah in “Judea”. Yet, they are also protecting the tribal lands of the House of Joseph in Shomron (Samaria) that were given with the tribal blessing by Jacob to the descendants of Joseph’s youngest son, Ephraim. Both groups, four hundred and fifty years apart, had a dominate sense of “destiny” and “chosenness” and both of them believed in the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Today, Protestant Christians are no longer Protest-ants. The foundation of the United States would never have been laid had its original colonists, the Pilgrims and the Puritans nor its founding fathers had not come from the same indigenous stock of people endued with a divine destiny as the earlier Cathars and later the Huguenots and the Waldensians that were hunted and massacred by the Roman Catholic Inquisitors in Southern France.”
As our minds are sobered by the implications of the Nazi eve called Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass"), our eyes are also opened by the words of the eminent Rabbi Avraham Feld in Jerusalem who assisted in the founding of Kol Ha’Tor to assist in the opening of the redemption for the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. He gives at this time a historical enlightenment of that evening called Kristallnacht and its truest meaning to the Jews of the House of Judah and their “Lost Brothers”, the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel:
Rabbi Avraham Feld – “Here we have an opportunity to pause and contemplate the miracle of Judah’s survival! 10-Israel should take a moment of silence; another moment for prayer and still another to do something productive for the Restoration in this week when we remember Kristal Nacht (Crystal Night).
In the year 800 of the Common Era, a Pope made Charlemagne (‘sword of the Church’) the 73rd Emperor of the Fourth World Empire. He quickly went about the business of killing Saxons (10 Tribers, Israelites). He did not stop till they were Roman Catholics.
Hitler was an admirer of his. In fact Hitler’s hilltop enclave, the Eagle’s Nest, overlooked Untersburg; burial place of Charlemagne!
The elite Nazi leadership believed that England et al were deeply connected to Jewish roots and with their victory would be gradually destroyed! Often millions of Ephraimites, Josephites, in brief 10-Israelites have been killed alongside Judah, unbeknown to either of their joint destiny! Remembrance is all about Redemption
Moses said, “Let My people go." We say, “Let our people know!”
May 10-Israel soon remember and know who they are. May Judah remember, recognize and know Ephraim.
Together, no Kristal Nacht could ever happen again!”
To understand more about the Return of the 10 Tribes of Israel to their Homeland in Shomron (Samaria), Israel, Contact “Kol Ha’Tor”, the Voice of the Turtledove.
Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Mission to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail Establishing the Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness as part of the Land of Israel, and preparing the“Land” for the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and then the Redemption of All Israel.
For inquiries about Kol Ha Tor Ministries for the Lost Tribes of Israel, Visit – “Shomron Lives!”, a Spiritual Retreat and Guest House in Samaria, that hosts Shomron (Samaria) Tours to reacquaint the Returning Lost Tribers of the House of Israel.