|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|
|Level of description||: Collection level|
|Extent||: 2 volumes|
|Name of creator(s)||: Jewish Central Information Office|
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.
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
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Conditions governing access:
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.
Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Jewish Central Information Office
NOVEMBER POGROM: COPY PRESS CUTTINGS, 1938 (ref:1371)
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.
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