Kristallnacht at 75: Synagogues Burned, Businesses Were Plundered, and “Very Few Spoke Out”


This weekend, November 9 and 10, is the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, when Nazis attacked Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues in Germany and elsewhere with very few protests from the rest of the world.

Watch a description of Kristallnacht and its consequences by Victoria Barnett, director of programs on ethics, religion, and the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as extended interview excerpts.