(UK) Weiner Library Catalogues 356 Kristallnacht Testimonies and Translates Them Into English #general

Jan Meisels Allen

On November 9-10, 1938 Nazis conducted a wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms
throughout Germany, annexed Austria and areas of the Sudetenland in
Czechoslovakia.it is known as Kristallnacht. "The Night of Broken Glass",
stems >from the broken windows of 267 synagogues, homes and 7,500
Jewish-owned businesses destroyed during the action, as well as the deaths
of 91 Jews. Up to 30,000 Jewish males were arrested and transferred to
concentration camps. Kristallnacht was the turning point in Nazi's
anti-Semitic policy and persecution of the Jews.

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide in the United
Kingdom announced they completed their project to catalogue their collection
of 356 testimonies >from eye witnesses to Kristallnacht. For the first time
full-text transcriptions of the original documents in German, French and
Dutch are available in English

To access the testimonies see:
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/JJGfAf ]
and scroll down to the Testimonies and Reports Section. The testimonies were
done in November and December 1938 and January and February 1939, close to the
actual Kristallnacht when the memories were "fresh".

To learn more about the testimonies, see Pogrom: November 1938

To learn more about Kristallnacht, see the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum article at:

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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