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Herschel Grynszpan

1921 - 1942

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Herschel Feibel Grynszpan (Yiddish: הערשל פײַבל גרינשפּאן; German: Hermann Grünspan; 28 March 1921 – last rumoured to be alive 1945, declared dead 1960) was a Polish-Jewish expatriate born and raised in Weimar Germany who shot the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath on 7 November 1938 in Paris. The Nazis used this assassination as a pretext to launch Kristallnacht, the antisemitic pogrom of 9–10 November 1938. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herschel Grynszpan has received more than 864,305 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Herschel Grynszpan is the 2,857th most popular politician (up from 3,628th in 2019), the 769th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,003rd in 2019) and the 224th most popular German Politician.

Herschel Grynszpan was a Polish Jew who assassinated the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath in Paris on November 7, 1938.

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Among politicians, Herschel Grynszpan ranks 2,857 out of 15,577Before him are Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Stefan Uroš V, Marcus Atilius Regulus, Lekë Dukagjini, Alfonso III of Aragon, and Juvénal Habyarimana. After him are Heungseon Daewongun, Francisco Macías Nguema, Emperor Zhao of Han, Wang Xizhi, Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, and Gevherhan Sultan.

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Among people born in 1921, Herschel Grynszpan ranks 43Before him are Vasily Smyslov, Marija Gimbutas, Georges Brassens, Dirk Bogarde, Akio Morita, and Edgar Morin. After him are Arthur Leonard Schawlow, György Cziffra, Zdeněk Miler, Nexhmije Hoxha, Lydia Litvyak, and Abdul Salam Arif. Among people deceased in 1942, Herschel Grynszpan ranks 31Before him are Jozef Gabčík, Bruno Schulz, Hans-Joachim Marseille, Michel Fokine, Kārlis Ulmanis, and Yanka Kupala. After him are Séraphine Louis, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Felix Hausdorff, Henri de Baillet-Latour, Prince George, Duke of Kent, and Tina Modotti.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Herschel Grynszpan ranks 769 out of 6,142Before him are Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), Wilhelm Hauff (1802), Peter Weiss (1916), Sophia Dorothea of Celle (1666), and Hugo Sperrle (1885). After him are Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412), Herta Oberheuser (1911), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Princess Feodora of Leiningen (1807), Ralf Dahrendorf (1929), and Princess Wilhelmine of Baden (1788).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Herschel Grynszpan ranks 224Before him are Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867), Heinrich Lübke (1894), Anna Leopoldovna (1718), Paul Blobel (1894), Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick (1735), and Maria of Yugoslavia (1900). After him are Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412), Princess Feodora of Leiningen (1807), Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (1261), Richard Baer (1911), Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (1504), and Gotthard Kettler (1517).