Thousands of Jews arrested in Germany – archive, 1938

The Guardian

18 November 1938: In Hanover the furniture of Jews was taken to a square and burnt in the presence of a cheering crowdLondon,

The wrecked front of a Jewish-owned shop in Berlin, two days after the Kristallnacht pogrom, 1938. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images~Hitler Youth supervise Jews as they are forced to scrub the streets of the Austrian capital in 1938. Photograph: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Thursday: Between 9,000 and 10,000 Jews have been arrested in Berlin alone. According to careful estimates, between 35,000 and 40,000 have been arrested in all Germany, exclusive of Austria and the Sudetenland. Nearly all the Jews arrested in Berlin have been sent to the concentration camp of Sachsenhausen, near Oranienburg, where Niemöller is confined. Many thousands of Jews have been sent to the concentration camps at Buchenwald, near Weimar, and Dachau. Read more…


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