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How do Reform congregations commemorate Kristallnacht?

Answer By: 
Cantor Rebecca Garfein

Kristallnacht, which literally means, “the night of broken glass,” occurred on the night of November 9, 1938, and marks the beginning of the Holocaust. On Kristallnacht, Jewish homes, synagogues, and businesses were destroyed by the Nazis and the streets in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe were covered with  glass from the shattered windows of synagogues, Jewish homes, and businesses. 

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