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Transcript of Kristallnacht
the Night of Broken
Ernst vom Rath,
who was a German
During the time that Kristallnacht went on, at least 90 Jews were killed, around 7,500 storefronts were shattered, 267 synagogues were destroyed throughout Germany,Austria, and the Sudetenland, and many homes were looted and destroyed.
Who were involved?
The people responsible for all of this destruction were mainly Nazi officials, stormtroopers and Hitler Youth.
Why did it start?
Kristallnacht was a nationwide pogram that happened on the days of November 9th and 10th.
What was it?
The man who shot Ernst
was Herschel Grynszpan.
also known as Sturmabteilung, which means "assault detachments".
Here are two videos of two survivors who tell about their experience during Kristallnacht.
Hitler Youth was a grouped formed during 1922 and was made up of male youth aged 14 to 18. This group was the second oldest paramilitary Nazi group.
Many German leaders blamed the Jews for all of the destruction and made them pay for all of the damage done. German leaders had convinced the government to not allow the Jews to use their insurance because it was "their" fault.
Fritz Gluckstein Susan Taube