The Nazi Terror That Began the Holocaust


Kristallnacht: The Nazi Terror That Began the Holocaust.Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2012.

Illustrated in color and black-and-white with over 45 photographs, many of them rare. For ages 12 to adult. Published by Enslow.

Other Books about Kristallnacht


I consulted many books in researching Kristallnacht: The Nazi Terror that Began the Holocaust. Here is a list of the books I found most helpful:


Mitchell G. Bard, 48 Hours of Kristallnacht: Night of Destruction/Dawn of the Holocaust

Anita Brostoff and Sheila Chamovitz, eds., Flares of Memory: Stories of Childhood during the Holocaust

Azriel Eisenberg, Witness to the Holocaust

Martin Gilbert, Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction



Jurgen Herbst, Requiem for a German Past

Ian Kershaw, Hitler: A Biography

Ronnie S. Landau, The Nazi Holocaust

Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel, Doctor Goebbels: His Life and Death


Andy Marino, Herschel: The Boy Who Started World War II

Anthony Read, The Devil’s Disciples: Hitler’s Inner Circle

Mark Roseman, A Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany

Gerald Schwab, The Day the Holocaust Began: The Odyssey of Herschel Grynszpan


Fred Spiegel, Once the Acacias Bloomed

Alan E. Steinweis, Kristallnacht 1938

Rita Thalmann and Emmanuel Feinermann, Crystal Night: 9–10 November 1938

Hannele Zürndorfer, The Ninth of November