Photos: Kristallnacht and Synagogue Desecration

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A synagogue burns in Siegen, Germany, during Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. November 10, 1938.
During Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, a synagogue burns in Gernsbach, Baden Germany. November 10, 1938.
German children watch as a synagogue in Kuppenheim, Baden Germany, burns during Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. November 10, 1938.
Germans pass by the broken shop window of a Jewish-owned business that was destroyed during Kristallnacht in Berlin, Germany. The "night of broken glass" was a planned series of acts of violence against Jews throughout Germany. November 10, 1938.
The twisted steel vault of a huge synagogue in Bialystok. On June 27, 1941, the Nazis burned alive about 1,000 Jews in this temple.
Fragments of a destroyed synagogue in Lódz, Poland.
The Great Synagogue on Tlomackie Street, Warsaw, before 1939.
The Great Synagogue on Tlomackie Street, Warsaw, destroyed. The temple was blown up by the SS and Police General, Jürgen Stroop, on April 16, 1943, as a sign of the completion of the "Great Operation" against the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Przemysl. The Old Synagogue, famous for its valuable paintings, was looted and devastated by the Nazis.
Jaworow. Synagogue razed by Nazis.
Bedzin. Ruins of a synagogue devastated by the Nazis.
Old synagogue in the town of Orle devastated by the Nazis.
Czestochowa. Jewish cemetery devastated by the Nazis.
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