JDC Remembers Kristallnacht

Today’s is a date not easily forgotten: November 9th, 1938 marked the beginning of Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass), the series of pogroms committed by Hitler’s stormtroopers and civilians alike against Jews in Nazi Germany and Austria. Jewish homes, stores, and synagogues were ransacked and destroyed, leaving streets filled with the glass that gives this event its name.

November 9, 2010

Today’s is a date not easily forgotten: November 9th, 1938 marked the beginning of Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass), the series of pogroms committed by Hitler’s stormtroopers and civilians alike against Jews in Nazi Germany and Austria.  Jewish homes, stores, and synagogues were ransacked and destroyed, leaving streets filled with the glass that gives this event its name.

During this horrific time and the years thereafter, characterized by mass murder and destruction of Jewish lives, JDC engaged in lifesaving efforts and post-Holocaust relief and reconstruction activities, which were a hallmark of our history. See photo highlights of this work in Shanghai, Lisbon, the Displaced Persons Camps, and beyond.

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