Krystallnacht (41 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors

Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "Krystallnacht". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1754, accessed 04 December 2016.]