"The Night of Broken Glass"
Jews had been targets for over 2000 years. Many people thought they were responsible for killing Jesus and to make it worse there were rumors that they would kill Christin children. They were also believed to be the cause for the plague. Surprisingly Jews were only 1% of the population yet Hitler still blamed them for everything.
Ernst's First Day of Kristallnacht
Ernst woke up on this morning and got just like he would on any other but when he got to school all of his teachers were gone. His classmates said that they were having a meeting but they said that on their way to school they noticed that non-Jews were destroying and stealing form Jewish stores, ,homes, etc. while others were cheering. The police just stood by as if nothing was happening. When his teacher entered the class room he instructed them to go home immediately and told them to not walk in groups so that they wouldn’t attract any attention. When the students asked him when they would return the teacher said he didn’t know.
This is a picture of a jewish office that was attacked by non jews.
This is one of the synagogues burned during the night of broken glass.
This is another example of a synagogue that was destroyed during Kristallnacht.
By The End
Information came from...
Reactions to Kristallnacht, Jewish Virtual Library.2-27-15
Resnick, Abraham. The Holocaust. San Diego: Lacent Books inc. 1991. Print.
Rappaport, Doreen. "The Turning Point." Beyond Courage. 1ed. 2012. Print
Monday March 16, 2015