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Learn about Kristallnacht or the “Night of Broken Glass” and how the history of European antisemitism helped lead to this event. In this webinar, teachers will gain the knowledge and resources needed to help students better understand Kristallnacht in the context of the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany and, more broadly, the history of European antisemitism.
From November 9 through November 10, 1938, members of the Nazi Party and their supporters destroyed Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues across Germany. Kristallnacht or the “Night of Broken Glass” was one of the first large-scale, open acts of violence the Nazi regime and their collaborators committed against Jewish Germans. When learning about this event in class, students can struggle to understand how this violence and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany was part of a much longer history of European antisemitism.
The National WWII Museum is proud to partner with the Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS) to offer educators this important webinar tracing the history and evolution of European antisemitism—a history that helped lead to events such as Kristallnacht and, ultimately, the Holocaust. Using curriculum resources from both the ICS and The National WWII Museum, teachers will experience student activities and leave with ready-to-use resources to support their instruction.
To learn more about our partner, the Institute for Curriculum Resources, visit their website here.