Meaning of Kristallnacht in English:

Kristallnacht

proper noun

  • The occasion of concerted violence by Nazis throughout Germany and Austria against Jewish people and their property on the night of 9–10 November 1938.

Pronunciation

Kristallnacht

/ˈkrɪst(ə)lˌnɑːxt/ /krɪsˈtalnaxt/

Origin

German, literally ‘night of crystal’, referring to the broken glass produced by the smashing of shop windows.