Until this night, there had been a lot discrimination against Jews and antisemitic propaganda, but never any large-scale violence. The Night of Broken glass broke that dry spell. On November 9th, 1938, a German official was murdered by a Jewish teenager in France. The Nazis were furious, and they sent out an order to kill and imprison Jewish men. Tens of thousands of Jews were slaughtered that night, and even more were imprisoned. The Night of Broken Glass was what really kick-started violence against Jews. It was also an excuse for more violence against Jews. After all, since they had killed and imprisoned so many Jews in the night of broken glass, people would dismiss any other acts of violence as insignificant. the Nazis used this to their advantage in the future to get away with more violence in the future.