In 1938, on the nights of November 9 and 10, the Nazis whipped up anti-Jewish riots in a pogrom now known as Kristallnacht.
During these two nights, synagogues were set on fire and thousands of Jewish shop windows were broken.
Ninety one Jews were killed. 30,000 were arrested and taken to camps, a harbinger of the Holocaust.
reprinted from molovinsky on allentown, November 2010