The Third Reich
Kristallnacht - The night of broken glass
Persecution of Jews intensifies
On November 9 the Nazis instigated violent attacks on Jewish citizens in Germany and Austria. The government organised the destruction of hundreds of synagogues and attacks on Jewish homes, schools, cemeteries and hospitals. The windows of more than 8000 Jewish owned shops were broken and shops were looted and 30 000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to concentration camps.