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.
Editors. "Krystallnacht". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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