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In 1935, Germany passed the Nuremberg Laws, a series of legislative amendments that provided the legal foundation for the social exclusion and degradation of German Jews. On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazi Party organized a “spontaneous” mob attack against Jews throughout Germany and Austria. That night, thousands of attacks were made on Jews, Jewish-owned property, and synagogues; this became known as Kristallnacht. Lesson Three of New York’s Holocaust Curriculum explores the Jewish response to this discrimination through the study of artifacts, photographs, and primary source texts.

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