Category: History

The Pogrom of November 9th and 10th, 1938

The Pogrom of November 9th and 10th, 1938

By: Dan Reich, Curator & Director of Education On the night of November 9, 1938, violent anti-Jewish demonstrations broke out across Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia. Nazi officials justified the riots as a “spontaneous”...
On This Day in History: October 5

On This Day in History: October 5

On October 5, 1938, Nazi Germany’s Reich Ministry of the Interior invalidated all Jewish passports in Germany. The move was taken in response to a request not from within Germany, but from Switzerland. In response to Nazi persecution in the 1930’s, Jews...