Kristallnacht is a nationwide pogrom that is also referred to as the "night of broken glass." German troops took over any stores or any buildings that were owned by Jews. They destroyed them. There was an outburst of violence a few days later caused by a shooting that was caused by a seventeen year old Polish Jew. They immediately expelled Polish Jews to camps nearby. Kristallnacht was an event leading to chaos and destruction. The Holocaust is a tragedy that should've never happened, and it makes my stomach turn just hearing about the stories that was taken place. We'll never forget.