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Kristallnacht

The Nazi Terror That Began the Holocaust

Series: The Holocaust Through Primary Sources

By James Deem

On November 10, 1938, Francis Schott slept peacefully in his bed. Suddenly, a group of Nazis broke into his house and began to destroy it. They wanted to demolish everything because Francis’s family was Jewish. For days, violent attacks like this took place throughout Nazi Germany and came to be known as Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass.” The Nazis destroyed thousands of Jewish homes and businesses, burned down hundreds of synagogues, and murdered many people. The brutal assault came to an end, but it marked the beginning of something much worse: the Holocaust.

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Reviews

". . . an excellent series to supplement a Holocaust collection. The series personalizes the Holocaust by presenting history through the eyes of the people who lived it . . . The series is a good introduction to the Holocaust and will encourage students of history to delve deeper."

VOYA, April 2012

". . . these titles illuminate events by quoting at length from personal narratives, which are set apart from the main texts as sidebars. Readers will gravitate to this approachable focus, and teachers may appreciate the way that quotes from primary sources are integrated into simple texts."

School Library Journal, Fall 2011

"This new series packs an emotional punch as it disseminates historical facts from multiple perspectives . . . These unique perspectives lend an authenticity and immediacy to these stories that can rarely be achieved through traditional nonfiction."

Library Media Connection, November/December 2011

"Personal testimony is a powerful way to tell history, especially if there is no rambling repetition, and these accounts . . . are tightly edited . . ."

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