Kristallnacht – The Night of Broken Glass

November 9-10, 1938

“What happened in Germany was a consequence of racism, hate, and prejudice. Every new generation must be aware that the cancer of hate and prejudice is also with us today. There is no way anyone can walk away from messages that contain racism, prejudice, and name-calling. You must always stand up against racism and prejudice, even if you are not being directly persecuted.”
-Survivor of the Holocaust, Werner Coppel, now living in Cincinnati, OH

Germans pass by the broken shop window of a Jewish-owned business in Berlin on November 10, 1938, that was destroyed during Kristallnacht.

*United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park

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