The incident was originally referred to as die Kristallnacht (literally "crystal night" or the "night of the broken glass"), alluding to the enormous number of shop windows broken that night.
The prefix Reichs- (imperial) was later added (Reichskristallnacht) as a pun on the Nazis' propensity to add this prefix to various terms and titles like Reichsfьhrer-SS (Himmler) or Reichsmarschall (Gцring).
Around the time of Kristallnacht, the Schutzstaffel newspaper "Das Schwarze Korps" called for a "destruction by swords and flames."
In an article released for publication on the evening of November 11, Joseph Goebbels ascribed the events of Kristallnacht to the "healthy instincts" of the German people.
Kristallnacht was the result of more than five years and nine months of discrimination and persecution.
Kristallnacht IPA: (literally Crystal night) was a pogrom in Nazi Germany on November 9–10, 1938.
Many newspapers condemned Kristallnacht, with some comparing it to the murderous pogroms incited by Imperial Russia in the 1880s.
Krypton (chemical symbol Kr, atomic number 36) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas.
The reaction of non-Jewish Germans to Kristallnacht was varied.