80 years ago: November pogrom 1938 in Lower Saxony

In front of everyone's eyes: state-ordered terror. In the days around 9 November 1938, many in Germany participated in the worst riots against the Jewish population since the Middle Ages - synagogues in flames, devastation, looting, arrests, murders. The November pogroms of 1938 marked the transition from the exclusion of Jews under National Socialism to their systematic violent persecution. In the area of present-day Lower Saxony, too, the Nazi mob abused and murdered Jewish men, women and children on 9 and 10 November 1938, set fire to synagogues and destroyed homes and businesses owned by Jewish owners.

What happened during the November pogroms of 1938 in the area of present-day Lower Saxony and Bremen?


(German only)