|Posted by Gilbert Stack on November 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM|
On this day (November 9) in 1938 the Germans began a night of violence against German Jews called Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass. At least 91 Jews were murdered and 30,000 were arrested and shipped to concentration camps where many more died. Houses, homes and schools were demolished, 267 synagogues were destroyed and more than 7000 business were damaged or destroyed. Kristallnacht was followed by additional economic and political persecution of Jews and is widely seen as the beginning of the NAZIs “Final Solution” and the Holocaust.
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