Saturday, November 9, 2013

Kristallnacht 75th Anniversary


Anniversaries of historical events offer great teaching opportunities because of all the attention in the press and social media. 

Today, November 9, is the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht — The Night of Broken Glass — "the violent pogrom that saw Nazi-coordinated attacks on thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses."

Here are some links to stories and clips about the event.
Below is a short video clip along with two audio broadcast from NPR. The video clip is from Jewish News Online and reviews what happened. The second is an audio broadcasts from NPR called "Bearing Witness To Nazis' Life-Shattering Kristallnacht." The third is from All Things considered and called "75 Years Ago, Kristallnacht Presaged The Holocaust."

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