Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction
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  • Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction

Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction

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by Martin Gilbert
     
 

In the early hours of November 10, 1938, Nazi storm troopers and Hitler Youth rampaged through Jewish neighborhoods across Germany, leaving behind them a horrifying trail of terror and destruction. More than a thousand synagogues and many thousands of Jewish shops were destroyed, while thirty thousand Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps.

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Overview

In the early hours of November 10, 1938, Nazi storm troopers and Hitler Youth rampaged through Jewish neighborhoods across Germany, leaving behind them a horrifying trail of terror and destruction. More than a thousand synagogues and many thousands of Jewish shops were destroyed, while thirty thousand Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps. Kristallnacht—the Night of Broken Glass—was a decisive stage in the systematic eradication of a people who traced their origins in Germany to Roman times and was a sinister forewarning of the Holocaust.

With rare insight and acumen, Martin Gilbert examines this night and day of terror, presenting readers with a meticulously researched, masterfully written, and eye-opening study of one of the darkest chapters in human history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061121357
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/29/2007
Series:
Making History Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
627,107
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword : the making history series13
1The night of broken glass23
2Eye-witnesses : Berlin42
3Eye-witnesses : Vienna53
4Eye-witnesses in every corner of the Reich70
5Bitter prelude119
6Harsh aftermath139
7Between good and evil164
8Escape and rescue184
9Last steps to destruction229

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