Welcome to the Kristallnacht Research Guide
Nuremburg Synagogue Destroyed by Nazis
Kristallnacht and the pogroms orchestrated by the Nazis targeting German Jews took place on November 9-10, 1938. This guide covers the full range of subjects related to Kristallnacht including German Jewish History, German Jewish Culture, Anti-Semitism, Assimilation, Racial Laws, National Socialists, Pogroms, Concentration Camps, Media Coverage and World Reaction. In addition, this guide includes resources related to the contemporary German Jewish community (culture, religion, news, etc.).
Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht
The University sponsored a series of programs to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht from October through November, 2013. The events included a lecture series, film screenings, and an exhibit of the artwork from Andrea Strongwater's book entitled "The Lost Synagogues of Europe"(October 28 through December 22, 2013).
Jewish American Studies Program
Montclair State University offers a minor in Jewish American Studies which explores "the nature of the relationship over time between the Jewish community and the emerging American nation and the contributions to American culture, institutions, and intellectual traditions made by Jewish heritage, arts, religion, language, sciences, values and most importantly, by people of Jewish heritage themselves". If you are interested in finding out more about the program, please take a look at the flyer below.
Current Scholarship on Kristallnacht
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Indexes and Abstracts (Paper)
- Religion Index (REF Z7753 .A52)
- A catalog of files and microfilms of the German Foreign Ministry archives, 1920-1945 (available on microfilm in the Multimedia Services Dept. - Microfilm no. 273 v. 1)
Citing Your Sources
Useful Library Links
Databases arranged by Topic
German Jewish Studies
German Jews - Art
German Jews - History
German Jews - Languages & Literature
- Literature Resource Center
Includes up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
German Jews - Music
German Jews - Philosophy & Religion
German Jews - Theatre & Film
Social Sciences & Humanities