November 9, 1938
German synagogues and Jewish businesses were destroyed on Kristallnacht, or "The Night of Broken Glass". Although there are limited primary sources available from the Library of Congress that are directly related to Kristallnacht, some resources can be located for the days and events leading to this night and following. Be sure to look for additional resources and information at trustworthy sites such as the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.
Want to learn more?
1. Teaching the Holocaust with Primary Sources themed resource site. This site is organized much like our other themed resources. The sections and their contents include, an introduction (Nuremberg Race Laws, Kristallnacht, Ghettos, Concentration Camps and individuals highlighted in Righteous Among Nations), links to Library of Congress resources, primary source and analysis tool information and a primary source set.
2. The Source is our monthly themed publication. The October 2012 issue focuses on the Holocaust with more information that supports our themed resource.
3. TPS EIU is thrilled to collaborate with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center to present Eyewitness to the Struggle for Change: Teaching With Primary Sources. This workshop for teachers will be held Thursday, 2/7/13 at the IHMEC in Skokie, IL.