Why did Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) happen was a direct result of Hitler’s opinion of the Jewish people. He had at first started a boycott against their businesses which turned eventually into the Jewish not being legally allowed to be German citizens. To later make things even worse for the groups of younger Nazi’s would go through neighborhoods and break windows of the shops owned by Jewish people. They also smashed up Synagogue’s as well. After the Jewish businessmen complained a hearing was held and were actually they themselves found guilty for the events. Many beleive this is what was the beginning of the Holocaust.