"Then came November 9. Kristallnacht. The night of the broken glass."
Triggered by the assassination of a German diplomat in Paris by a German-born Polish Jew, the events of November 9th
of 1938 came to be called Kristallnacht
("crystal night", or "the night of broken glass"). The Sturmabteilung (SA: a Nazi Party paramilitary group) ransacked and destroyed over 7,000 Jewish businesses, shops and homes in retaliation for the killing. More than 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to concentration camps.
The picture shows the destruction of a Jewish synagogue during Kristallnacht.