On November 9, 1938 Germany and Austria saw their worst pogrom in centuries. Streets were littered with glass shards from the shattered windows of stores with Jewish owners on what became called Kristallnacht, the night of crystal.  Synagogues were burned, Jewish shops and homes ransacked, a thousand German Jews beaten and killed, 30,000 rounded up and sent to isolation centers. The nations of the world did what most German Christians did: Nothing. Today Germans marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.


“Kristallnacht still casts a long shadow on Europe,” Abraham Cooper, Washington Post blog

“Kristallnacht,” America and the Holocaust, PBS

“Bearing Witness To Nazis’ Life-Shattering Kristallnacht,” Esme Nicholson, NPR

“Kristallnacht: Night of the broken glass,” London Jewish Cultural Centre

Kristallnacht: The November 1938 Pogroms, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibit

Survivors Remember Kristallnacht (8 videos), USHMM



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  1. Poem at night ~ Remember | Just Fooling Around With Bee or The Bee Writes... Says:

    […] post is dedicated to the victims of Kristallnacht in Germany in 1939 and all victims of racism. And I hope it is a reminder for all of us to not get […]

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