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(November 9, 1938)
On this night and into the wee hours of the next morning, glass store and house windows were smashed throughout Jewish neighborhoods in Germany. Thousands of books - volumes of history, philosophy, poetry and religion - fueled bonfires throughout the ghettoes. Synagogues and the Torah scrolls inside them were burned to the ground.
A Night of Terror in Germany Attempt
On this night in 1938 the Jewish community in
Germany endured a night of terror. Nazi thugs went on a rampage, attacking Jewish
synagogues, businesses, and property. During the night 267 synagogues were plundered,
7,500 shops were wrecked, 91 Jews were killed and 20,000 others were arrested and sent to