“And there was no way the journalists threatened with lawsuits for
calling Yiannopoulos a racist could have known about his passwords.
an April 6 email, Allum Bokhari mentioned having had access to an
account of Yiannopoulos’s with “a password that began with the word
Kristall.” Kristallnacht, an infamous 1938 riot against German Jews
carried out by the SA — the paramilitary organization that helped Hitler
rise to power — is sometimes considered the beginning of the Holocaust.
In a June 2016 email to an assistant, Yiannopoulos shared the password
to his email, which began “LongKnives1290.” The Night of the Long Knives
was the Nazi purge of the leadership of the SA. The purge famously
included Ernst Röhm, the SA’s gay leader. 1290 is the year King Edward I
expelled the Jews from England.”