State-run destruction of Jewish cultural, commercial and private property, as well as persecution and homicide of Jewish citizens on the night between 9th and 10th November 1938. Since 1933 in the German Nazi state – including Flensburg – Jews were systematically excluded from society and deprived of their rights, on the grounds of the so-called „Rassegesetze“ (racial laws), that led to precluding Jews from jobs, schooling and socialising. Some of the pressurised families emigrated to foreign countries, others moved to Hamburg or Berlin, vainly hoping for protection in anonymity. And not so few committed suicide. On the Pogrom Night 1938 the pretended legality of the racial laws evolved into public persecution, coordinated by the police. In a house located on Große Straße 15/19 the Gestapo broke into the living quarters of the elderly couple Lazarus. They ravaged the furnishing, arrested the scared residents and abducted their son Heinrich to the death camp in Sachsenhausen. Also, the manor Gut Jägerslust in Flensburg-Weiche was raided, ravaged and plundered by the SS, SA and police, dressed in civilian clothes. The Jewish owners, the family Wolff, was arrested; the landlord Alexander Wolff was injured and fled to Denmark; the Jewish agricultural scholars of the „Hakhshara“-farm were abducted to the death camp Sachsenhausen. In 1939 the orphaned farm was sold below value and „arianised” for the purpose of „regenerating German peasantry“. After the beginning of the war it was given to the Luftwaffe as an extension of their airfield.

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