Krystallnacht

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Historical Context Note


The night of November 1938 saw a wave of violence launched against German Jews by order of the Gestapo . Over a thousand synagogues were burned and around 7500 Jewish businesses were looted. Many homes were attacked and some 30,000 Jews were arrested and incarcerated.

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Citation:
Editors. "Krystallnacht". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1754, accessed 27 August 2015.]