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Kristallnacht Reports

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1375
Held at: Wiener Library - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: Kristallnacht Reports
Date(s): 1938-1939
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Jewish Central Information Office

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Kristallnacht, also known as Reichskristallnacht, Reichspogromnacht, Crystal Night and the Night of the Broken Glass, was a pogrom against Jews throughout Germany, 9 Nov-10 Nov 1938. Jewish homes along with 8,000 Jewish shops were ransacked in numerous German cities, towns and villages as civilians and both the SA (Sturmabteilung) and the SS (Schutzstaffel) destroyed buildings with sledgehammers, leaving the streets covered in shards of glass from broken windows - the origin of the name Night of Broken Glass. Jews were beaten to death. 30,000 Jewish men were taken to concentration camps and 1,668 synagogues ransacked, with 267 set on fire.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

A Collection of circa 350 reports on Kristallnacht, and the aftermath, 1938-1939, anonymised to protect the identity of the authors. Collected by the Jewish Central Information Office in the immediate aftermath of the events themselves.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German and Dutch

System of arrangement:

Original order.

Conditions governing access:

Open

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office

Allied Materials

Related material:


NOVEMBER POGROM: COPY PRESS CUTTINGS, 1938 (ref:1371)

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
March 2008

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