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CHGS News Brief Special Edition: Kristallnacht 


Jewish owned stores destroyed during Kristallnacht, Magdeburg, Germany, 9 Nov 1938

Photographer: H. Friedrich. German Federal Archive


Remembering Kristallnacht: Combating Indifference

Article by: ALEJANDRO BAER  November 9, 2012 - Mpls. Star Tribune



November 9 and 10, 2012 marks the 74th anniversary of Nazi Germany's state instigated pogroms known as Kristallnacht (also known as "Night of broken glass"), a turning point in the anti-Jewish policy in Hitler's Germany. For most scholars it marks the beginning of the period we now define as the Holocaust.


Read the entire article here.


Professor Baer will present on Kristallnacht in Civil War Spain on Tuesday, November 13, 4:00 p.m. in Heller Hall. More information about the lecture can be found here


Primary Documents

Post  Kristallnacht Document
Document: CHGS Collection

Original anti-Jewish tax demand from the German authorities to a Jewish person living in Magdeburg, Germany forcing him to pay a tax in the amount of 12400 RM (Reichsmark). German Jews were forced to pay a special "Jewish Property Tax" (Judenvermögensabgabe) after the Kristallnacht pogroms of November 1938.

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