Although a lot of research is done on the “Kristallnacht”of 1938 in the German Reich, so far there was no systematic approach for the events on the territory of today’s Free State of Saxony. The article introduces the state of research and sources, as well as the Saxon pogrom events and the histories of the people involved. At the same time, it discusses frequently used terms and narratives that are used in the tense field of historical research, commemorative culture, and individual memory. An outlook captures research desiderata and challenges that are also influenced by the approaching end of direct contemporary witnessing.
Author(s): Daniel Ristau,