Eduardo Eichenwald of Allentown, becomes tearful, as here recall's the events leading to the destruction of his family's Solitudestrasse synagogue in Ludwigsburg, Germany, which was destroyed during Kristallnacht 75 years ago. The synagogue is where Eduardo's maternal grandfather served as a Chazan before anti semitic violence brought Jewish life to a halt in Nazi Germany. Kristallnacht , also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass was a pogrom and series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9Ð10 November 1938. It was carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians. The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues had their windows smashed. At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and 30,000 were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camp.
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