Event DateNovember 9, 1938 – November 10, 1938
DescriptionAlso known as: November pogrom, Night of Broken Glass

"The wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938 ... throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops...Kristallnacht figures as an essential turning point in Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews." —Kristallnacht