On November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a series of riots against the Jews in Germany and Austria. In the space of a few hours, thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed. For the first time, tens of thousands of Jews were sent to concentration camps simply because they were Jewish. This event came to be called Kristallnacht ("Night of the Broken Glass") for the shattered store windowpanes that carpeted German streets.
"It Came From Within... Exhibition Marking the Events of Kristallnacht" http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/kristallnacht/index.asp
These testimonies are taken from online exhibitions on the Yad Vashem website commemorating Jewish communities before the Holocaust, their fate during the Holocaust and the various ways the few who survived attempted to rebuild their lives and commemorate what was lost. This ongoing project is with the support of the support of The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
The Story of the Jewish Community of Balti: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/communities/balti/index.asp
The Story of the Jewish Community in Mir: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/communities/mir/index.asp
A Jewish Community in the Carpathian Mountains - The Story of Munkács http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/communities/munkacs/index.asp
Monastir. The Story of a Sephardic Community in Macedonia: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/communities/monastir/index.asp
19 km from Auschwitz. The Story of Trzebinia: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/communities/trzebinia/index.asp
Testimonies about the mass murder sites of Jews in the occupied areas of the former Soviet Union during the Holocaust. The testimonies are part of the "The Untold Stories", a research project of Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research, which tells the hitherto untold stories of the destruction of the Jews of the Former USSR. http://www1.yadvashem.org/untoldstories/index.html
Short lectures delivered by Yad Vashem historians that delve deeply into the realms of Holocaust research, remembrance, education, and commemoration. The project is being carried out with the support of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Containing the world's largest repository of information on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is a leader in Holocaust education, commemoration, research and documentation. Located in Jerusalem, Israel, Yad Vashem's 45 acre campus comprises museums, exhibitions, memorials, sculptures, gardens, and world class research and education centers. Millions each year access Yad Vashem's vast resources in order to study, teach and commemorate the Holocaust.
Containing the world's largest repository of information on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is a leader in Holocaust education, commemoration, research and documentation. Located in Jerusalem, Israel, Yad Vashem's 45 acre campus comprises museums, exhib...