Kristallnacht

By: Erin Stearns

Overview

November 9-10, 1938, in an incident known as “Kristallnacht”, or "The Night of Broken Glass". The SA paramilitary forces torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses. 91 Jews were murdered, 20,000 sent to camps. Nazis went on to name the cause of the event, a spontaneous uprising of the German people. The majority of Germans did of approve of what happened during the Kristallnacht and were astounded that they were said to be the cause. The aftermath of the Kristallnacht was a decree excluding Jews from German economic life.
Survivors Remember Kristallnacht: Susan (Hilsenrath) Warsinger

Survivors Remember Kristallnacht: Susan (Hilsenrath) Warsinger

In this interview with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Holocaust survivor Susan (Hilsenrath) Warsinger shares her memories of Kristallnacht, the November 1938 pogroms.

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"Survivors Remember Kristallnacht: Susan (Hilsenrath) Warsinger." Personal interview. 8 2012.