November 5-10: "Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass" Events

Roundtable Discussion on Antisemitism
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 7 p.m.
Room 114, Belk Library and Information Commons
Zoom link available upon registration here.

BOONE, N.C. — Join the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies; Hillel; AEPi and Diversity and Inclusion for a series of events on Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass (9 November 1938).

Kristallnacht was a turning point in the beginning of the Nazi Holocaust. In two days and nights, a program was carried out against the Jews in Germany, Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia by the growing Nazi paramilitary. Over 48 hours, violent mobs spurred on by Nazi officials destroyed Jewish homes, synagogues and businesses while police and fireman watched. Approximately 7,500 businesses, homes, schools and synagogues were destroyed and 91 Jews were murdered. The Nazi government blamed the damage on the Jews and required they pay one billion reichsmarks, while forcing Jews to sell their businesses for pennies on the dollar. The Germans named it Kristallnacht referring to all of the broken windows. This event marked an important and negative shift in anti-Jewish attitudes leading to the Holocaust.

  • November 5-10, 2022: See books that would have been burned during, and books about Kristallnacht at the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies (102 Edwin Duncan Hall) Monday-Thursday between 1-4 p.m.
  • November 7-10, 2022: See images from Kristallnacht at the Belk Library Video Wall along with some of the books burned during, and books about Kristallnacht.

The remembrance of Kristallnacht will culminate on November 9, 2022 with the roundtable conversation on antisemitism led by Communications Professor Chris Patti with discussants including Hillel and AEPi. The evening will start with a brief historical introduction of Kristallnacht and antisemitism followed by a discussion among members about antisemitism today.

This event is free and open to the public. For a disability accommodation, visit

This series of programs and events starting November 7 and continuing through April 2023, launches a “Year on Antisemitism: What It Is and Why We Care.” For details, visit

Published: Nov 7, 2022 1:00pm



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