This photograph shows a Jewish storefront that was vandalised during Kristallnacht. People are looking inside the broken window under the name “D. Lichtenstein”. This photograph was taken on November 11, 1938 in Magdeburg, Germany.
The Kristallnacht's Pogrom
This photograph shows a Jewish storefront that was vandalised during Kristallnacht. People are looking inside the broken window under the name “D. Lichtenstein”.
Kristallnacht : The Night of Broken Glass
Kristallnacht or the “Night of Broken Glass” is the violent antisemitic pogrom of November 9-10, 1938. The name refers to the broken glass of Jewish stores and synagogues vandalised and burned during that night. More than 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and 91 people killed during the pogrom.
This antisemitic violence occurred in many towns and cities simultaneously throughout the German Reich, including the annexed territories of Austria and Czechoslovakia. Local SA and Hitler Youth groups perpetrated these acts upon direct orders from SS officials. Fire marshals also received orders to not intervened and let the destructive fires burned centuries-old synagogues.
Kristallnacht marked the escalation of state orchestrated violence against Jews before the beginning of World War II.
This project is part of the implementation of the Plan culturel numérique du Québec.