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BC: The Kristallnacht Night of the Broken Glass By: Tyler Strasser

FC: The Kristallnacht Night of the Broken Glass By: Tyler Strasser

1: Why I chose this topic I chose this topic because it was something that seemed very interesting, and I knew that not many people would pick the Kristallnacht as the topic that they wanted to research. Another reason I chose the Kristallnacht is because that the information would be a little harder to find, than other topics.

2: Previous Knowledge I had very little previous knowledge about the Kristallnacht. I knew it was nicknamed "The Night oh the Broken Glass", and that the Nazi's broke windows of businesses owned by Jews, and caught buildings on fire.

3: Bibliography Ambrose, Stephen E. The Good Fight, How World War II Was Won. Bryon Preiss Visual Productions, 2001. Print. Haugen, Brenda. Adolf Hitler, Dictator of Nazi Germany. Compass Point Books, 2006. Print. "Kristallnacht." Facing History and Ourselves. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves Inc., 1994. 263-264. Print. "Kristallnacht." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. 2010. Web. 26 Jan. 2010. . "Kristallnacht." World Book Encyclopedia. 2006. Vol. 11. Chicago, IL: World Book Inc. a Scatt Fetzer Company, 2006. 388-389. Print. Whittoch, Martyn. Hitler and National Socialism. Crystal Lake, IL: Rigby Interactive Library, 1996. Print.

4: How many businesses and synagogues were invaded and destroyed?

5: The destruction led by the SA, the SS, and the Hitler Youth, included attacks on thousands of Jewish businesses, the murder of more than 90 Jews, and the burning of more than 191 synagogues. They also sent over 30,000 Jews to concentration camps.

6: What problems led up to the Kristallnacht?

7: The Kristallnacht was launched in response to the assassination of a German diplomat by a young Jewish man in Paris.

8: What is the meaning of Kristallnacht?

9: Kristallnacht is a German word meaning Crystal Night. In English, Kristallnacht means the night of the broken glass.

10: When did the kristallnacht take place?

11: The Kristallnacht took place on the night of November 9, 1938.

12: Was the Kristallnacht planned?

13: YEs, the Kristallnacht was planned, and encouraged by Adolf Hitler.

14: Did all Germans know about the Kristallnacht, and did they agree with it?

15: No ordinary people in Germany were aware of the Kristallnacht taking place. In fact they had no idea what it was. Some people in Germany did not agree with Hitlers actions towards Jews. Many of the Germans were afraid to speak out against Hitlers commands.

16: Conclusion During this process I was able to research many questions about the Kristallnacht. I answered questions like when and where the Kristallnacht took place, why it happened, and what it means. I also discovered how many synagogues and places of work were invaded and destroyed, and the amount of people it affected. I answered all of the questions about the Kristallnacht that puzzled me, and I was lucky enough to find all of the answers to my questions.

17: What I Learned While researching this event i was able to learn about the Kristallnacht. I leaned practically everything there is to know about the event. But I did learn about more than the Kristallnacht, I learned about the life of Jews, facts about WWII, and facts about Adolf Hitler and the Nazi's. I also learned that the Kristallnacht did not just effect Germany, it effected the whole World.

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