This Shabbat (November 9-10) will mark 80 years since Kristallnacht, the ‘Night of the Broken Glass,’ when the Nazis destroyed hundreds of synagogues and thousands of Jewish businesses.
Below are some news reports and videos, including firsthand accounts from survivors:
These Jewish Children Were Eyewitnesses to Kristallnacht (Ha’aretz)
Kristallnacht survivor Andy Factor warns of rising antisemitism on 80th anniversary (ABC News Australia)
A girl’s doll is a poignant reminder of the horrors of Kristallnacht (JTA)
Kristallnacht: The night Nazis killed Jews and destroyed synagogues 80 years before Pittsburgh (Washington Post)
The Echoes of Kristallnacht (The Atlantic)
‘Kristallnacht’: The Legal Status of the Bystander (Tablet)
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