Like the last few songs on The Wall
, this can be summarized as Hitler's rise into power and downfall into hell just as Pink's life did in the movie The Wall
. This isn't as detailed as "Waiting For the Worms"
, but it is a look into Hitler's terror. The entire theme is based on the dreaded Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass translated from German) on November 9th, 1938 which came during Hitler's order of terror. Nazis raided Jewish businesses and synagogues, places of recreation, even homes; throwing people out, destroying what they could. Many were killed and hundreds injured, and 7,500 business and 177 synagogues were destroyed. This is the terror that Pink in The Wall
brought over citizens of his own kind.