The Night of Broken Glass
On November 9th, 1938, the Nazi Party demolished synagogues, homes, and Jewish-owned businesses throughout Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia.
This incident marked the first instance in which the Nazi regime detained Jews on a massive scale simply on the basis of their ethnicity.
“Kristallnacht” owes its name to the shards of shattered glass that lined the streets.
On November 9th, 2012, Dickinson students, faculty, and staff, from all religious and cultural backgrounds created this mosaic out of pieces of broken glass to commemorate Kristallnacht. It is in the shape of a Hamsa, which is believed to provide protection.
Sponsored by the Asbell Center for Jewish Life