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Kristallnacht
The Eberswalde synagogue in suburban Berlin, November 9-10, 1938.
The Eberswalde synagogue in suburban Berlin, November 9-10, 1938.
—USHMM #55542/Bildarchiv Abraham Pisarek, Berlin, Germany
In 1938, Germany incorporated Austria into the Reich and intensified the anti-Jewish campaign. On the evening of November 9-10, 1938 -- Kristallnacht, "The Night of Broken Glass" -- rioters burned over 1,000 synagogues in Germany and Austria, vandalized and looted 7,000 Jewish businesses and homes, and killed dozens of Jews in an assault.

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