Krystallnacht

(41 words)
  • Editors

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.

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Citation:
Editors. "Krystallnacht". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1754, accessed 22 December 2014.]