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How many Jews survived Kristallnacht?


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Answered 2011-01-09 02:02:13

The Nazis gave the total number of Jews killed during the Kristallnacht as 91, and for decades this figure was repeated without serious question (!) by historians. Since 1980 research by German historians suggests a figure of about 400.

Moreover, in the days after Kristallnacht about 30,000 Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps. By Chistmas 1938 over 2,000 of them were dead. At the time of the Kristallnacht there were about 455,000 Jews in Greater Germany, so the great majority survived this particular incident. A rush to leave Germany followed ...

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