For one horrific night in November 1938, the streets of Germany and Austria were overrun with people bent on destruction. Members of the Nazi Party and their supporters destroyed close to 8,000 Jewish-owned business and homes. Hundreds of synagogues were burned to the ground, and more than 100 Jews were killed. Because of the glass that littered the streets from all the demolished windows, this event came to be known as Kristallnacht, "the night of broken glass."
About the Author
Stephanie Fitzgerald has been writing nonfiction for children for more than 10 years. Her specialties include history, wildlife, and popular culture. Stephanie is currently working on a picture book with the help of her daughter, Molly.
Table of Contents
The Nazi night of terror A breeding ground for hatred The rise of the Nazis Building toward disaster "I've just shot a man in his office" Lighting the fuse The November pogrom The aftermath.