Kristallnacht

by: Cailin Hammond

On November 9 and November 10, 1938, in an incident known as “Kristallnacht” occurred. Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews in one two days. This day is known as "The night of broken glass" because of all the broken glass on the streets.

The Aftermath

Nazi officials ordered German police officers and firemen to let the riots rage and buildings burn, although firefighters were allowed to put out fires that threatened Aryan-owned property. After Kristallnacht, the streets of Jewish communities were littered with broken glass from vandalized buildings, giving it the name "Night of Broken Glass".30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to Dauchu ,Bunchenwald, and Sachensenhausen concentration camps in Germany. Camps were made to hold and tourcher Jews.