Other Resources: Wiener Library Resources
There are a number of resources about the November Pogrom of 1938 in the Wiener Library's collections, including documents, audiovisual material and unpublished memoirs. Some of the more detailed of these are listed below.
Title: Kristallnacht reports Collection Reference: 1375 Scope/Content: This is a collection of 356 reports gathered in the weeks and months following the November Pogrom of 1938 by the Jewish Central Information Office (JCIO) in Amsterdam. Each report has a unique number in the sequence from B.1 to B.353 (B. presumably is an abbreviation of Bericht [report]) with five additions (B.62a, B.175a, B.333a, plus B.1001 and B.1002 at the end), and two unused numbers (B.342 and B.343). Most of the dated reports were created in November and December 1938; others were prepared in January and February 1939, and the remainder originated sporadically in the following weeks. The last few were typed in the early summer of 1939, just before the JCIO was packed up and moved to London in August 1939. The reports vary in length, from a mere 13 words to about 12,400 words. The medium-length reports average around 800 words. Almost all (333 or 93%) of the reports were written in German, although 18 reports are in Dutch, five in English and one in French.
Title: Kristallnacht reports Collection Reference: 1245 Scope/Content: These reports are apparently strays from a full collection of 356 reports gathered in the weeks and months following the November Pogrom of 1938 by the Jewish Central Information Office (JCIO) in Amsterdam. They bear a similar reference number to the rest of the reports in this collection, pre-fixed by the letter 'B'. These reports have been numbered separately B40, B41, B42 and are in relation to the destruction of synagogues in Germany during the November Pogrom.
Title: Kristallnacht: miscellaneous extracts and articles Collection Reference: 982 Scope/Content: This collection consists of manuscript and typescript extracts of contemporary newspaper articles about Reichskristallnacht, and unidentified letters and notes about the same. It appears to be an artificial collection.
Title: Account re Kristallnacht Collection Reference: 1343 Scope/Content: An account of Kristallnacht by Vincent C. Frank in Berlin who holds the view that it was meticulously planned. German, 5 pages.
Title: Copy letter extract re Kristallnacht Collection Reference: 984 Scope/Content: Copy extract of a letter describing the events of Kristallnacht in Zirndorf (near Nürnberg, Bayern?)
Title: Kristallnacht: lists of synagogues destroyed and eyewitness testimonies Collection Reference: 985 Scope/Content: 985/1 consists of responses, most of which are dated November/ December 1939. In addition, there is a list of respondents. The project's results comprised a set of statistics on the fate of Germany's synagogues (985/2). The fate of the synagogues was still a subject of interest in 1959 as evidenced by a copy of a letter on the subject from C. C. Aronsfeld (985/3). 985/2 also contains a list dated 1960.
Title: 'Pogrom in Germany': flyer advertising protest Collection Reference: 1508 Scope/Content: Flyer advertising protest meeting against the Nazi persecution of Jews in Germany. The protest meeting to which this flyer refers took place some time in 1938 after Reichskristallnacht, at 'The Hippodrome', Golders Green. Among those attending were representatives from the Federation of Peace Councils, the Jewish People's Council and the Society of Friends.
Title: Copy papers re documentary about November Pogrom in Nuremberg Collection Reference: 1285 Scope/Content: The papers in this collection consist primarily of copy documents from the Nuremberg State Archives and relate to the trial of former SA men who were guilty of aggravated breach of the peace on Kristallnacht in Nuremberg. The papers were used for the making of a BBC TV documentary series German History, 1919-1945. The papers provide a detailed insight into the crimes committed against the Jewish population of Nuremberg on Kristallnacht (9-10 November 1938).
Title: November Pogrom: Copy press cuttings Collection Reference: 1371 Scope/Content: This collection comprises press cuttings from the British and European press in the immediate aftermath of the November Pogroms in Germany, 1938.
Title: Erica Prean: account of Reichskristallnacht in Aachen Collection Reference: 1585 Scope/Content: Account of Reichskristallnacht in Aachen.
Title: Kristallnacht interview Authors: Vera Bachmann and Martin Goldenberg Format: Cassette tape Shelf Reference: Tape 49 Barcode: 85116
Title: Interview with Mr & Mrs Liebrecht on the Kristallnacht Presenter: Martin Goldenberg Format: Cassette tape Shelf Reference: Tape 56 Barcode: 85121
Title: [Two personal narratives on Kristallnacht] Notes: Two personal narratives re Kristallnacht by ? Mrs. Quen Leven & Mrs. Rose ... Interviewed at Wiener Library 1988 [?] by Martin Goldenberg. Format: Cassette tape Shelf Reference: Tape 88 Barcode: 83326
Title: Lord Joseph's opening speech to the exhibition, 'November 1938' Author: Keith Joseph Introduction: Lewis Golden Notes: Speech at Wiener Library on 50th anniversary of Nov. Pogrom, 10th Nov. 1988 Format: E-resource Shelf Reference: Tape 33 Barcode: 85105
Title: The beginning of the end Author: Charlotte Singer Shelf Reference: Unpub. Mem 4044 Barcode: 20340
Title: [November 10th, 1938 : the turning point of my life] Author: David H. Hackel Shelf Reference: Unpub. Mem 4239 Barcode: 64336
Title: Vom Pogrom zur Auswanderung: 1938/1939 Author: Georg Isidor Meyer Shelf Reference: Unpub. Mem 4004a Barcode: 20302a
Title: 10th November in Baden-Baden Author: Arthur Flehinger Shelf Reference: Unpub. Mem 4356 Barcode: 98190
Title: Looking back: some recollections Author: Margot Smith Shelf Reference: Unpub. Mem 4334 Barcode: 62724
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Relevant Subject Keywords:
- November Pogrom
- Contemporary accounts [1933-1945]
- Personal narratives
- Racial persecution