PARIS (Nov. 7)
The French Government today formally expressed its regrets to Germany for the attempted vengeance assassination here this morning of Ernst von Rath, third! Secretary of the Reich Embassy, by a 17-year-old Polish Jew.
“I wanted to avenge my parents, from whom i received a letter which grieved me so much that i decided to kill some member of the german embassy,” the young assailant, Herschel Grynszpan, was quoted as saying. “my parents, from whom I had not heard for a long time, toll me they were in a railroad car on the German-Polish frontier and had no idea of what was going to happen to them. they were under threat of expulsion. since the day I received that letter I had been brooding over their fate and that is why I decided to do what I have done today.