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Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Kristallnaach - Bap

The band BAP hails from Cologne, Germany. They shocked many people by recording a song about the Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. On a single night, November 9-10, 1938, 91 jews were murdered and 25,000-30,000 were arrested and deported to concentration camps. It was the beginning of a systematic eradication of people with jewish ancestry. The song was written, like most of BAP's material, in Kölsch, the German dialect spoken in Cologne. Songwriter Wolfgang Niedecken said in an interview that he wanted to express his astonishment at the fact that such a violent thing, directed at certain groups of people, could happen within an instant, with such venom.

It was a hit for BAP in the Netherlands, reaching number 8 in the beginning of 1983.

My collection: 7" single no. 537
Found: Parkpop, Den Haag, June 28, 1987
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Kristallnaach' / 'Wellenreiter'
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