Resources that every Teacher Needs for Teaching about Kristallnacht


“On that night, I’m sure some of the people disapproved of what the Nazis were doing, but there was only silence. It was the silence that did the harm.” – Kurt Messerschmidt

Synagogue burning in Siegen, Germany, November 10, 1938

Synagogue burning in Siegen, Germany, November 10, 1938

On the nights of November 9 and 10, 1938, the Kristallnacht pogrom saw rampaging mobs freely attacking Jewish people in the street, in their homes, and at their places of work and worship throughout Germany, Austria, and the areas of Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia.

We know many teachers are looking for materials to teach about this important turning point in Nazi Germany. Below, is a comprehensive set of resources with everything you need to guide students through an exploration of Kristallnacht.

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