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IMAJ | volume 13

Journal 5, May 2011
pages: 266-269

Conspiracy in Paris, November 1938: Medical Fraud as Pretext for the Kristallnacht Pogrom


    This medical history essay


    a medical fraud


    by the authorities, and used as a pretext for the November 1938 anti-Jewish Kristallnacht pogrom throughout the Third Reich. The suggested conspiracy covered up the real cause of death of the German Embassy's secretary in Paris. Baron Ernst vom Rath had been shot by a Jewish teenager who was frantic because of the plight of his family. A surgical analysis of the victim's injuries, and of the medical attention he received, suggests the likelihood of medical malpractice which led to his preventable demise.



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