The Holocaust: Kristallnacht
Grades: 3 - 12

Video Description: New May 2022! Ilse Altman remembers hiding in the root cellar as Nazis attacked her family’s home during Kristallnacht and emerging the next morning to see the home destroyed and Jewish holy books burning.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: I Remember-15**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • In group or independent projects, have students learn more about the events of Kristallnacht and share their reaction to what they learn.
  • Have students share their reaction to the story in a journal entry or a think, pair, share activity with a classmate.


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.