The lawyer, author and professor Jonathan Kirsch visits the Library Foundation's Aloud series to discuss his new book, The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat and a Murder in Paris.
From the Aloud website:
On the morning of November 7, 1938, a seventeen-year-old Jewish refugee, Herschel Grynszpan, walked into the German embassy in Paris and assassinated Ernst vom Rath, a low-level Nazi diplomat. Two days later, the Third Reich exploited the murder to inaugurate its long-planned campaign of terror against Germany's Jewish citizens--what became known as Kristallnacht. On the seventy-fifth anniversary of Kristallnacht, Kirsch-- lawyer and bestselling author--unpacks the moral dimensions of one of the most enigmatic cases of World War II.Most Aloud author programs are followed by book signings.