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.
- NPR: Bearing Witness To Nazis' Life-Shattering Kristallnacht
- Holocaust Encyclopedia: Kristallnacht, a nationwide pogrom, November 9-10, 1938
- Fox News: Kristallnacht anniversary -- 75 years later incitement against Jews continues
- Excellent Photos from the Huffington Post that recall the horror of the event
- US Holocaust Museum: Pinterest Board on Kristallnacht