Jewish candlestick in aryanization exhibition
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Exhibit focuses on 'aryanization' program

Exhibition in Erfurt, Germany opens on anniversary of 1938 'Kristallnacht' pogrom, highlights Nazis' drive to force Jews from cultural and business life

A new exhibition opening at a museum in central Germany highlights the Nazis' drive to force Jews from cultural and business life, known as "aryanization."


The exhibit in Erfurt is set to open on November 9, the anniversary of the 1938 Nazi anti-Jewish pogrom known as "Kristallnacht" or "Night of the Broken Glass."


At least 91 German Jews were killed in the state-sanctioned riots, and more than 200 synagogues were destroyed and thousands of Jewish businesses vandalized.


The aryanization exhibition, which runs through January 13, is being hosted in the former administrative building of the Topf & Sons company that collaborated with Hitler's SS to design and construct special ovens to meet the demands of the death camps.


It opened as a memorial museum earlier this year.



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