Sunday, November 11, 2018

80th anniversary of Kristallnacht

@ElishevaAvital posted some very disturbing photographs from an album that her grandfather had acquired somehow during WWII - photos of the events of Kristallnacht, which Germans now call Reichspogromnacht - Reich Pogrom Night, on the night of November 9-10, 1938. They depict Jewish homes being ransacked and show people in their pajamas, some bleeding, Nazis stealing Jewish books, the destruction of a Jewish-owned business, and the desecration and burning down of the main synagogue of Fürth, which is right next to Nuremberg. The scenes are very sad and frightening.

I wonder if it's possible to identify the terrified Jews in their robes and pajamas. There are several groups, including a man and woman in one of the rooms of their house.

You can click on the link above to see the whole thread.

Here's what she writes about the photos:

Below the jump are all of the photos she posted to Twitter.


  1. No idea re the photos, but I discovered only recently that my great-great-grandfather came from Furth and moved from there to Berlin, where he established what was to become the great publishing firm.

  2. I can never forget Krystalnacht because I was born on November 10 (1950) at 1:10 AM. I am a Historian and I am appalled at the current ignorance among most people in the USA and about their current levels of anti-semitism.