Definition of Kristallnacht in English:

Kristallnacht

proper noun

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Kristallnacht

/ˈkrɪst(ə)lˌnɑːxt//German krɪsˈtalnaxt/