Kristallnacht – books in our catalog


Kristallnacht, literally, “Night of Crystal,” is often referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass.” The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938. This wave of violence took place throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops.

–Excerpted from introduction to Kristallnacht in the Holocaust Encyclopedia on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website.

The following titles are English language books listed in the University of Minnesota Libraries catalog with the subject heading “Kristallnacht, 1938″. You may search the catalog using keyword “Kristallnacht” to find additional listings.

Library subject pages for additional research are at the end of this blog entry.

American religious responses to Kristallnacht
Maria Mazzenga
1st ed.. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan 2009
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 .A64 2009 )

Antisemitism in the Third Reich
Hermann Graml
English ed.. Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell 1992
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G3315 G7313 1992 )

Crystal night : 9-10 November 1938
Rita Thalmann 1926-; Emmanuel Feinermann 1934-
New York : Holocaust Library 1980?
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G33 T4313x 1980 )

The Crystal Night Pogrom
Holocaust ; 3.
John Mendelsohn 1928-1986.
New York : Garland 1982
Wilson Library General Collection (Quarto D810.J4 H655 ) and other locations

The day the Holocaust began : the odyssey of Herschel Grynszpan
Gerald Schwab 1925-2014.
New York : Praeger 1990
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G3315 S37 1990 )

Flash point : Kristallnacht, 1938 : investigators, victims and beneficiaries
Ingrid Weckert; Wilfred von Oven
Costa Mesa, Calif. : Institute for Historical Review 1991
Available at TC Wilson Library Annex Sub-Basement (DS135.G33 W34x 1991 )

Kristallnacht : prelude to destruction
Martin Gilbert 1936-2015.
1st ed.. New York : HarperCollins ©2006
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G3315 G55 2006 )

Kristallnacht : the Nazi night of terror
David Fisher 1929 April 13-; Anthony Read
1st U.S. edition.. New York : Random House ©1989
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G33 F56 1989 )

The new inquisition
Konrad Heiden; Heinz Norden 1905-1978.
New York : Published jointly by Modern Age Books, Alliance Book Corporation 1939
IN STORAGE: MN Lib Access Ctr U of M Twin Cities (296.0943 H362E )

Night of pogroms : “Kristallnacht,” November 9-10, 1938.
United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council 1988?
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Docs) (Y 3.H 74:2 P 75 ) and other locations

November 1938 : from ‘Reichskristallnacht’ to genocide
Walter H. Pehle 1941-
English ed.. New York : Berg : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. and Canada by St. Martin’s Press 1991
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G3315 J8313 1991 ) and other locations

Violence, memory, and history : Western perceptions of Kristallnacht
Routledge studies in modern European history ; 25.
Colin McCullough; Nathan Andrew Wilson 1980-
New York, NY : Routledge 2015
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 .V56 2015 )

Western society after the Holocaust
Lyman Howard Legters 1928-; Institute for the Study of Contemporary Social Problems (U.S.)
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press 1983
Wilson Library General Collection (D810.J4 W493 1983 )



Archival Resources on Genocide and Holocaust Studies

The University of Minnesota Archives and Special Collections hold many materials of interest to researchers. The staff in Elmer L. Andersen Library have produced a very helpful

Subject guide:

 Genocide and Holocaust related materials
in Archives and Special Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries

For more information about visiting the Elmer L. Andersen Library, or to search other archival collections, visit

Books ordered 8-28-2015

These books were just firm-ordered Browse title in MNCAT in a few weeks to check for availability

Reframing Holocaust Testimony. Shenker, Noah    Ebook    2015
Konrad Morgen: The Conscience Of A Nazi Judge. Pauer-Studer, Herlinde    Ebook    2015
Landscapes Of Memory And Impunity: The Aftermath Of The Amia Bombing In Jewish Argentina     Cloth    2015
Memory: A History Ebook 2015

USC Shoah Foundation Institute testimonies and access expand…

“From July 2013 to June 2015, the Institute added seven full access sites and 12 small collection sites around the world. With the addition of the Armenian Genocide and Nanjing Massacre collections, the Visual History Archive includes testimony from five new countries (from 57 to 62) and six new languages (33 to 39).” – See more at:

Nicholas Winton, Rescuer

If you are interested in learning more about Sir Nicholas Winton, who died this week (see NYT article) we have one book plus another on order.

In addition there are 11 Holocaust survivor testimonies (some English, some Czech ) referring to him in the Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive, to which the University of Minnesota Libraries subscribe.

The Libraries own:

Nicholas Winton and the rescued generation : save one life, save the world
Muriel Emanuel; Vera Gissing London ; Portland, OR : Vallentine Mitchell 2002
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.E6 W564 2002 )

On order:
If it’s not impossible– : the life of Sir Nicholas Winton /
Winton, Barbara, 1953- Kibworth Beauchamp : Matador, 2014

Worth checking: Selected Resources for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Books Ordered May 2015

Books ordered in Holocaust and Genocide Studies May 2015

These books were just firm-ordered (there are also books that come automatically; I’ll post those in the near future).  Browse title in MNCAT  in a few weeks to check for availability



Armenian Genocide in Literature Perceptions of Those Who Lived Through the Years of Calamity. Peroomian, Rubina Dr Cloth 2012
Music and Genocide Cloth 2015

Goddess of Buttercups and Daisies: a Novel. Millar, Martin Paper 2015
Washing the Dead: a Novel. Brafman, Michelle Paper 2015

Genocide Convention: The Travaux Preparatoires Ebook 2008