Sunday, November 09, 2008

Milestones: Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht 4
photo: Criminals of War

Today marks the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the pogrom against Jews in Germany and Bavaria. On the night of November 9-10, Nazis and Nazi sympathizers smashed store and house windows, burned business, homes and synagogues, and arrested thousands of Jews.

There are very few living who remember this night, but photographs survive. has an excellent photoessay, and Deutschewelle has an article, with quotes from some survivors.

Let us not forget.