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Shattered peace: 75th anniversary of Nazi’s “Night of Broken Glass”

From National Holocaust Memorial Museum
From National Holocaust Memorial Museum

Throughout Germany and Austria, riots broke out on this night 75 years ago in a night which is infamously referred to as Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, after the destruction done to Jewish businesses and properties.

At least 91 Jewish people were killed; 30,000 men were arrested; hundreds of businesses were damaged or destroyed. Nearly every synagogue in Germany or Austria was damaged or destroyed.