[ krees-tahl-nahkht ]
/ krisˈtɑlˌnɑxt /
a Nazi pogrom throughout Germany and Austria on the night of November 9–10, 1938, during which Jews were killed and their property destroyed.
Origin of Kristallnacht
< German Kristall crystal + Nacht night
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Examples from the Web for kristallnacht
The Kandel family has survived Kristallnacht intact, and Eric had boarded the S.S. Gerolstein to New York.