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 November 9–10, 1938.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Kristallnacht

/ˈkristlˌnäkt/