Resources listed here detail information about Kristallnacht, also known as "The Night of Broken Glass".

Print Resources:

Deem, James M.
DS134.255.D44 2012 Check availability
Kristallnacht: The Nazi Terror that Began the Holocaust (The Holocaust Through Primary Sources)
Gr. 6 & Up
"Discusses Kristallnacht and includes stories from the victims, witnesses and perpetrators of the attack and how it marked the beginning of the Holocaust."--Provided by publisher
This site provides a guide for teachers in the subjects reading/language arts, social studies and art. It has two worksheets that teachers can use in their classrooms.

Fitzgerald, Stephanie
DS134.255.F58 2008 Check availability
Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass: Igniting the Nazi War against Jews
Gr. 5-8
Discusses the night in November 1938 when the streets of Germany and Austria were full of members of the Nazi Party who destroyed Jewish-owned businesses and homes, synagogues and lives.
This site gives an overview of the event with pictures and a map both of which show the magnitude of the destruction.

Langley, Andrew
DS134.255.L36 2014 Check availability
Days of Decision: Hitler and Kristallnacht
Gr. 5-8
Looks at how Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic policies and influence brought about Kristallnacht and the Holocaust, and discusses how his choices impacted history and his legacy.

Wiviott, Meg
PZ7.W7903 Ben 2010 Check availability
Benno and the Night of Broken Glass
Gr. 3-5
In 1938 Berlin, Germany, a cat sees Rosenstrasse change from a peaceful neighborhood of Jews and Gentiles to an unfriendly place where, one November night, men in brown shirts destroy Jewish-owned businesses and arrest or kill Jewish people.
  • Audio book version also available
PZ7.W7903 Ben 2010 Check availability
This lesson plan includes vocabulary words, activities, and discussion questions.

Audiovisual Resources:

CBS Broadcasting and Paramount Pictures
PN1995.9.H53 H53 2008 Check availability
Not Rated
Follows the tragedy and triumph of the Weiss family of Berlin and intertwines their fate as European Jews with the story of a German family, the Dorfs, whose members include a high-ranking Nazi officer. Kristallnacht, the "night of broken glass" occurs and the Weiss family suffer a series of unspeakable tragedies in the aftermath. Starring Meryl Streep.
Run time: 449 minutes (3 disc set)

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