Number of Jews sent to each concentration camp after the Kristallnacht pogrom 1938

Number of German Jews sent to each concentration camp following the Kristallnacht pogrom on November 9-10, 1938, by status

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Release date

September 2014


Worldwide, Germany

Survey time period

November 10 to November 16, 1938

Supplementary notes

In recent years, the term "Kristallnacht" has grown out of favor in Germany, as it is thought to focus more on the physical damages to businesses, while overlooking the deaths and damages it inflicted on Germany's Jewish community. Use of the German term is still generally accepted in English academia, but the event is more commonly referred to as the "November Pogrom" or "Pogrom Night" in Germany itself.

For Dachau and Buchenwald, the source gives figures for the total number of arrests that are equal to the number of those released and status unknown, but does not include deaths. It is unclear if there is a miscalculation in the number of people released or in their total figures.

*It is estimated that around 10,000 prisoners were sent to Sachsenhausen, but data thereafter remains incomplete. Other sources claim the figure was lower, at 6,000.

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