Kristallnacht


A destroyed shop in Magdeburg after Kristallnacht. Deutsches Bundesarchiv/Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Kristallnacht was a massive act of antisemitic violence that was named for the shards of glass left littering the streets in more than a thousand cities and towns in the German Reich. NOTE: This episode is not appropriate for young children.

Tracy's Research:

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Topics in this Podcast: 20th century, holocaust, nazis, Germany, Jewish history, European history