Task #6: Kristallcaht

On the nights of November 9-10, 1938, violence erupted against the Jews in Germany and Austria. Your assignment is to find out why this occurred and what happened to thousands of Jews as a result.

Jewish-owned shop destroyed during Kristallnacht (the "Night of Broken Glass"). Berlin, Germany, November 1938.  — Wide World Photo1. What happened on the night of Kristallnacht?

2. What was the German reason for taking such drastic action?

3. How many Jews were sent to concentration camps as a result of that night?

4. What happened to the Jewish businesses?