On 11th november, 1938, reinhard heydrich reported to hermann göring, details of the night of terror: 74 jews killed or seriously injured, 20,000 arrested, 815 shops and 171 homes destroyed, 191 synagogues set on fire total damage costing 25 million marks, of which over 5 million was for broken glass (36) it was. In one night of terror, november 9-10, 1938, german mobs destroyed many vestiges of jewish presence a total of 1,350 jewish synagogues were burnt to the ground or destroyed 91 jews were killed 30,000 jews were thrown into concentration camps 7,000 jewish businesses were destroyed and thousands of jewish. “kristallnacht was a message to all the jews who remained in germany and austria and the sudetenland since hitler took power in 1933 that they were not among those who were able to flee the nazis was anitta boyko fox, who was 11 years old when she lived through the terror of kristallnacht in her. Jewish shops were smashed up and pillaged jewish men were rounded up, beaten up, some to death, many sent to concentration camps what eventually followed was unthinkable the streets that night were strewn with broken glass the germans called it kristallnacht, the night not of broken glass but.
On this day in 1938, in an event that would foreshadow the holocaust, german nazis launch a campaign of terror against jewish people and their homes and businesses in germany and austria the violence, which continued through to 10 november and was later dubbed kristallnacht (literally “crystal night”), or night. The unprecedented pogrom of november 9-10, 1938 in germany has passed into history as kristallnacht (night of broken glass) violent attacks on jews and judaism throughout the reich and in the recently annexed sudetenland began on november 8 and continued until november 11 in hannover and the free city of. Kristallnacht pogrom, causes and consequences the year 1938 saw a horrific radicalization of the anti-jewish policy of the nazi regime the change began with the events surrounding the annexation of austria to germany (the anschluss ), which was accompanied by unprecedented attacks on the jews of vienna.
These coordinated attacks, which came to be known as kristallnacht — the night of broken glass — mark the beginning of the holocaust survivors who lived to tell the story of the terror of kristallnacht — some quite young at the time — remember vividly the horrors of that night these four, who share their. The night of broken glass, eyewitness accounts of kristallnacht, edited by uta gerhardt and thomas karlauf, is a compilation of 21 testimonies written by german jews even from the beginning, the first testimony of hugo moses offers details about the terror, the imprisonment and the emigration process.
This action was a signal event whose importance in the history of the shoah or holocaust, as it is also called, is that it represents the shift from mass arrest and terror to mass murder from the time of kristallnacht onwards, the momentum of the holocaust gathered force and led to the wholesale persecution. Seven years ago, when i proposed to fred behrend that we work together to tell the story of a life that changed forever on kristallnacht — the night of on the night of nov 9–10, 1938, then 12-year-old schoolboy fred behrend walked to school in cologne, germany, to see his own terror and to see his. Kristallnacht or reichskristallnacht also referred to as the night of broken glass, reichspogromnacht [ˌʁaɪçspoˈɡʁoːmnaχt] or simply pogromnacht [ poˈɡʁoːmnaχt] ( about this sound listen), and novemberpogrome [ noˈvɛmbɐpoɡʁoːmə] ( about this sound listen) (yiddish: קרישטאָל נאַכט krishtol nakt), was a.
Usually known, kristallnacht - the night of broken glass jewish-owned shops were looted and nearly half the synagogues in germany were burned down countless religious objects were desecrated or destroyed while police stood by, nazi stormtroopers broke into jewish homes, terrorising men, women and children.
Neo-nazis, ku klux klan and other white supremacists rallied at the university of virginia in august, holding torches in the night, intentionally evoking images of kristallnacht-like terror as they chanted “blood and soil” (an english rendering of a nazi slogan) and “jews will not replace us” on the night of nov. Kristallnacht (“night of broken glass”) was a violent state-sponsored pogrom authorized by adolf hitler emmanuel feinermann, crystal night (coward, mccann & geoghegan, 1974) anthony read and david fisher, kristallnacht: the nazi night of terror (random house, 1993) and martin gilbert, kristallnacht: prelude. 9, anniversary of both kristallnacht and the breach of the berlin wall, there was fear that both events will slowly fade from memory challenge — how to celebrate the joy of the wall's coming down while at the same time commemorating the night of terror known as kristallnacht, or the night of broken glass. 75 years later, photos recall horrors of kristallnacht berlin photosbroken glassww2 historywwiiglassesshopsanne frankmuseumworld war kristallnacht photos recall horror night of november 1938.