November 9 1938 CE – Kristallnacht — “The Night of Broken Glass” — Occurs in Germany and Parts of Austria

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November 9 1938 CE – Kristallnacht — “The Night of Broken Glass” — Occurs in Germany and Parts of AustriaRate this post After more than five years of creating laws designed to weaken the Jewish community and spreading propaganda to raise suspicion, the Nazi leadership in Germany took advantage of an opportunity to seize on public resentment with Kristallnacht. “The Night of Broken Glass” — literally “crystal night” — on November 9, 1938 resulted in 91 deaths, the imprisonment of 30,000 Jews, wide destruction of property and the seizure of vast amounts of wealth by Nazi operatives. More than anything, the pogrom signalled a new, more aggressive stage in hostility […]