"It Came From Within..."
Exhibition Marking the Events of Kristallnacht
On November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a series of riots against the Jews in Germany and Austria. In the space of a few hours, thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed. For the first time, tens of thousands of Jews were sent to concentration camps simply because they were Jewish. This event came to be called Kristallnacht ("Night of the Broken Glass") for the shattered store windowpanes that carpeted German streets. Kristallnacht was an essential turning point in Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews, and a significant event in Holocaust history.
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It Came From Within... provides an informative and experiential context to the events surrounding Kristallnacht.