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 (krĭs′təl-näkt′, -täl-näKHt′)
The night of November 9, 1938, on which the Nazis coordinated an attack on Jewish people and their property in Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland.

[German, night of (broken) glass : Kristall, crystal (from Middle High German, from Old High German cristalla, from Latin crystallus, crystallum; see crystal) + Nacht, night (from Middle High German naht, from Old High German; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots).]
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His efforts accelerated with Kristallnacht and continued until the invasion of Poland when Germany closed its borders.
The Kristallnacht got its tragic name from the shards of broken glass which littered the streets after Jewish owned businesses and synagogues were smashed by the Nazis.
His family moved to Holland in 1938, two weeks before Kristallnacht. They left for Palestine one month before the German invasion of Holland, sailing on the Patria, (which was sunk in Haifa on its next voyage).
The Most Rev Justin Welby was speaking at an event at Lambeth Palace on Monday commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht and Kindertransport.
On November 9, 1938 - known as Kristallnacht - Jews were terrorised throughout Germany and Austria.
Eighty years ago Jewish homes, synagogues, stores, cemeteries, hospitals, schools were demolished, burnt or looted across the Third Reich in what became known as the Kristallnacht or Night of Broken Glass, reminded in her Facebook post the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic.
Eighty years after the Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass") pogrom, nearly one-third of Germans harbor varying degrees of anti-Semitic beliefs, new research has revealed.
Beit Yehudi MK and vice-Minister of Defense Eli Ben Dahan said that "80 years after Kristallnacht, antisemitism is making a mark in Israel too" on Twitter .
1938: 'Kristallnacht' in Germany, when Nazis burned 267 synagogues and destroyed thousands of Jewish homes and businesses.
tzstafd' 1938: "Kristallnacht" in Germany, when Nazis burned 267 synagogues and destroyed thousands of Jewish homes and businesses, smashing windows - which gave the night its name.
It is remembered as the 'Night of Broken Glass' or 'Kristallnacht' in German.