Kristallancht was also called the night of the broken glass. It
was a government-sponsored outbreak of violence against the Jews in
Germany called progroms.Ê
Kristallancht means "night of broken glass" Germans ran through towns destroying Jewish owned stores and property. Also murdering jews as well. Kristallancht was the start of genocide and major Persuceution for Nazis.
The Night of Broken Glass ( Kristallnact ) happened on November 9th, 1938.
when hate driven German citizens openly attacked Jewish people, looted and burned their houses, house of worship, and businesses.
On November 9, 1938, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels announced a government-sanctioned reprisal against the Jews. Synagogues were ravaged and then burned. Jewish shop windows were broken. Jews were beaten, raped, arrested, and murdered. Throughout Germany and Austria, the pogrom rampaged. Police and firefighters stood by as synagogues burned and Jews were beaten, only taking action to prevent the spread of fire to non-Jew owned property and to stop looters - upon SS officer Reinhard…