WATCH: What is Kristallnacht? | Vision for Israel
Kristallnacht (‘Night of the Broken Glass’), which occurred the night of November 9th-10th, 1938, will forever be a dark stain in history. The name Kristallnacht comes from the broken glass that covered the streets after Nazi Parties ruthlessly carried out pogroms against Jews. Jewish-owned stores, homes, buildings, and synagogues were severely vandalized, windows were smashed, and buildings were set aflame. An estimated 91 Jews were murdered, and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps. Modern analysis of German scholarly sources estimates 638 deaths by suicide as a result of post-arrest maltreatment. Let us remember Kristallnacht.