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Kris·tall·nacht

Kristallnacht

 
pronunciation:
kri stal nakht
part of speech: noun
definition: the night of November 9, 1938, also known as the "night of broken glass," during which Nazis in Germany, Austria, and other German-occupied regions of central Europe carried out countless acts of violence against Jews and Jewish property, particularly centering on the destruction and ruination of synagogues and Jewish-owned businesses.