Written by Rufus M. Jones in 1947, Our Day in the German Gestapo is a trifold pamphlet that reflects on Jones' 1938 trip to Germany with other Friends from AFSC to try to bring relief in response to the Night of Broken Glass.
Looking back, he wrote: "Our minds were so occupied with the desire to get help and relief to those who were suffering that we gave almost no thought to the dangers which confronted us on this visit."
Sixty-two years ago, three Quakers, Rufus Jones, George Walton, and Robert Yarnall, representatives of the American Friends Service Committee, traveled to Germany in response to the Day of Broken Glass. On November 10, 1938, Jews in Germany were attacked, beaten, arrested, and their businesses and synagogues vandalized and burned. The shattered glass gave its name to the event.
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