Aachen during Kristallnacht: An account

Identifier
WL 1585
Language of Description
English
Dates
1 Jan 2000 - 31 Dec 2000
Level of Description
Collection
Languages
  • English
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

1 file

Creator(s)

Biographical History

Kristallnacht, also known as Reichskristallnacht, Reichspogromnacht, Crystal Night and the Night of the Broken Glass, was a pogrom against Jews throughout Germany, 9-10 November 1938. Jewish homes along with 8,000 Jewish shops were ransacked in numerous German cities, towns and villages as civilians and both the SA (Sturmabteilung) and the SS (Schutzstaffel) destroyed buildings with sledgehammers, leaving the streets covered in shards of glass from broken windows, the origin of the name 'Night of Broken Glass'. Jews were beaten to death, 30,000 Jewish men were taken to concentration camps and 1,668 synagogues ransacked, with 267 set on fire.

Archival History

This account of the anti-Jewish pogrom in Aachen, North Rhine Westfalia, was written by a former resident.

Acquisition

Deposited by Erica Prean.

Scope and Content

Papers comprise an account of Kristallnacht in Aachen, 2000, written years later by Erica Prean, who was 8 years old when the events took place.

System of Arrangement

1 item.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding Aids

  • Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.

Process Info

  • Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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