In English it means “Night of Broken Glass”
It was on the night of 9-10 November, 1938, and named Kristallnacht from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues were smashed.
Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. The rioters destroyed 267 synagogues throughout Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland, and over 7,000 Jewish businesses were either destroyed or damaged.
I post this to my blog because we are the same species of human beings that populated Germany during that time.
The same tribal species.
This was a thread on Twitter which posted the following pictures.
Remember, what you are about to see was ENTIRELY LEGAL.
Today is the 80th anniversary of #Kristallnacht.
A personal story:
My grandfather fought in WWII. He never spoke about it, so we didnt know much about his time in the service, but based on the patches on his uniform, we think he did something in intel.
— Elisheva Avital (@ElishevaAvital) November 9, 2018
These pictures were taken by an official German photographer.
They were very proud of what they did, and many many people admired them for it.