Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass

Kristallnacht was the Night of Broken Glass when on November 9 – 10, 1938, and continuing the next day, Nazi paramilitary forces and civilians attacked Jewish communities across Germany.


Kristallnacht

Synagogues, homes, schools, businesses and cemeteries were burned or destroyed. Police and firemen stood by and watched.

People were assaulted and nearly 100 were killed. About 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to the first concentration camps.


The Start of the Holocaust

The Holocaust (Shoah) began with the rise of a demagogue, Adolf Hitler who took power in 1933. For the next five years Jewish Germans  were harassed.

The racist outburst of Kristallnacht was a turn into the most evil practices which killed between 6 and 17 million people, depending on how you define it.

The Holocaust still affects many families in New York City and around the world. We have empty chairs at the family table.


It Can Happen Again

NEVER FORGET! Silence is complicit.


 

 


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