Remembering Kristallnacht, ‘The Night of Broken Glass.’

Remembering Kristallnacht, ‘The Night of Broken Glass.’

By SONJA DECHIAN | Published: NOVEMBER 9, 2011

November 9 marks the 73rd Anniversary of Kristallnacht, a wave of Anti-Jewish violence across Nazi Germany and Austria in 1938, in which Synagogues were burned, shopfronts smashed and tens of thousands of Jewish people arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.

This article from Deutsche Welle notes the significance of November 9 in German history – it’s also the date the Berlin Wall fell.

A number of media outlets have commemorated the anniversary of Kristallnacht with pieces about survivors and their recollections of the violence that left at least 91 people dead and is considered ‘a harbinger of horrors to come.’

new exhibition is set to open in Erfurt, Germany, today, highlighting ‘the Nazis’ drive to force Jews from cultural and business life, known as ‘aryanization’.’

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