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75 years since 'Night of Broken Glass'

Published 1:10 PM ET, Thu November 7, 2013
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The Boemestrasse Synagogue in Frankfurt, Germany, burns on November 10, 1938. The night of November 9 became known as "Kristallnacht," or the "Night of Broken Glass," after the Nazi regime staged attacks on Jewish-owned businesses, synagogues and homes throughout Germany. Courtesy Yad Vashem
People walk past the broken windows of a Jewish-owned shop in Berlin. Over the course of two days, 91 Jewish people were killed and more than 1,000 synagogues and 7,500 businesses were destroyed. Universal History Archive/Getty Images
A young man prepares to clean up broken window glass in Berlin. During "Kristallnacht," about 30,000 Jewish men between the ages of 16 and 60 were arrested and taken to concentration camps. AP/FILE
A young man clears broken glass from a Jewish-owned shop in Berlin. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
A synagogue burns in Baden-Baden, Germany. Courtesy Yad Vashem
Jewish men are rounded up in Baden-Baden, Germany, for deportation to the Dachau concentration camp. Courtesy Yad Vashem
Nazi SS forces escort arrested Jewish men in Baden-Baden, Germany. Courtesy Yad Vashem
Debris lays scattered throughout the interior of a synagogue in Nueremberg, Germany. Courtesy Yad Vashem
A synagogue in Eschwege, Germany, sits in ruins. Courtesy Yad Vashem
Burnt pages of a Torah scroll are seen in Worms, Germany. Courtesy Yad Vashem
Children sift through debris in a ruined synagogue in Koenigsbach, Germany. Courtesy Yad Vashem