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Kristallnacht – 70th Anniversary Commemoration Records

Identifier: Mss 285

Scope and Contents

Papers consisting of correspondence from Phyllis Lazarus to and from various committee members on planning Atlanta's 70th Anniversary commemoration of Kristallnacht.


  • Creation: 2008

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Biographical / Historical

Kristallnacht, also referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass,” was a pogrom (a series of coordinated deadly attacks) against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria on 9-10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening. The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after Jewish owned stores, buildings, and synagogues had their windows smashed.


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Kristallnacht - 70th Commemoration Records, 2008, consists of correspondence, fliers, programs, planning notes and newspaper articles relating to the Atlanta community-wide event to commemorate the "Night of Broken Glass," which took place November 9-10, 1938 in Germany and Austria.


Collection kept in its original order

Processing Information

Collection processed by Demece Harvey in April 2015. Entered into ArchivesSpace by Lindsay Resnick in August 2020.

Demece Harvey
April 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States