Kristallnacht: Selected List of Resources

Kristallnacht, literally, “Night of Crystal,” is often referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass.” The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938. This wave of violence took place throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops.  

–excerpted from : Kristallnacht, a Nationwide Pogram, in Encyclopedia of the Holocaust ((Copyright © United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC ENCYCLOPEDIA LAST UPDATED: JULY 2, 2016)  retrieved on November 1, 2016 at 2:21 p.m.
Read the full encyclopedia entry
See also their article on Night of Broken Glass

Remembering Kristallnacht– clip reel and overview. This video compilation was created through a joint partnership between the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute with footage from the Institute’s archive.


Check our online catalog for availability of library resources listed.


On Kristallnacht

The Crystal Night Pogrom
John Mendelsohn 1928-1986. New York : Garland 1982
Wilson Library General Collection (Quarto D810.J4 H655 )

Die “Kristallnacht” im Rheinland : Dokumente zum Judenpogrom im November 1938
Veröffentlichungen der staatlichen Archive des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen. Reihe C, Quellen und Forschungen ; Bd. 24. Anselm Faust. 1. Aufl.. Düsseldorf : Schwann 1987
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G33 K74x 1987 )

Reichskristallnacht : die Novemberpogrome 1938
Hans-Jürgen Döscher 1943- . Frankfurt/M : Ullstein 1988
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G33 D67x 1988 )

Holocaust sources that mention Kristallnacht or Crystal Night

The Holocaust
(Primary sourcebook series.)
Jeff Hill 1962- Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics 2006
Wilson Library General Collection (D804.19 .H55 2006 )

America views the Holocaust, 1933-1945 : a brief documentary history
Robert H Abzug. Boston : Bedford/St. Martin’s 1999
Wilson Library General Collection (D804.19 .A29x 1999 )

The Holocaust : selected documents in eighteen volumes
Volume 3: The Crystal Night Pogrom
John Mendelsohn 1928-1986.; Donald S Detwiler. New York : Garland Pub. 1982
Wilson Library General Collection (Quarto D810.J4 H655 )


We’re in America now : a survivor’s stories
Amram, Fred M. B., author. Duluth, Minnesota : Holy Cow! Press, 2016
On order for Wilson Library

Pogrom November 1938 : testimonies from ‘Kristallnacht’
Ruth Levitt. London : Souvenir Press 2015
Wilson Library General Collection (DS146.E85 P64 2015 )

Violence, memory, and history : Western perceptions of Kristallnacht
Colin McCullough; Nathan Andrew Wilson 1980- . New York, NY : Routledge 2015
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 .V56 2015 )

The night of broken glass : eyewitness accounts of Kristallnacht
Uta Gerhardt 1938-; Thomas Karlauf; Robert Simmons; Nick Somers
Cambridge, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Polity Press 2012
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 .N5413 2012 )

Benno and the Night of Broken Glass
Meg Wiviott; Josée Bisaillon.  Minneapolis, MN : Kar-Ben Pub. 2010
Andersen Library Children’s Lit (Offsite storage) (Lerner Box 17 )

American religious responses to Kristallnacht
Maria Mazzenga. 1st ed.. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan 2009
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 .A64 2009 )

Deutsche gegen Deutsche : das Schicksal der Juden 1938-1945
Aufbau Sachbuch. Mosche Zimmermann. 1. Aufl.. Berlin : Aufbau-Verlag 2008
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 .T75 2008 )

Novemberpogrom 1938 : die Augenzeugenberichte der Wiener Library, London
Ben Barkow 1956-; Raphael Gross; Michael Lenarz; Wiener Library.
1. Aufl.. Frankfurt am Main : Jüdischer Verlag im Suhrkamp Verlag 2008
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 N694 2008 )

Kristallnacht : prelude to destruction
Martin Gilbert 1936-2015. 1st ed.. New York : HarperCollins 2006
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G3315 G55 2006 )

November 1938 : from ‘Reichskristallnacht’ to genocide
Walter H. Pehle 1941- . English ed.. New York : Berg : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. and Canada by St. Martin’s Press 1991
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G3315 J8313 1991 )

The day the Holocaust began : the odyssey of Herschel Grynszpan
Gerald Schwab 1925-2014. New York : Praeger 1990
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G3315 S37 1990 )

Kristallnacht : the Nazi night of terror
David Fisher 1929 April 13-; Anthony Read. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Random House 1989
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G33 F56 1989 )

Night of pogroms : “Kristallnacht,” November 9-10, 1938.
United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council 1988 Material Type: Government Document
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Docs) (Y 3.H 74:2 P 75 )


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