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Historical Knowledge about the Night of Broken Glass

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Ideology
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • History
    • Political ideology
  • Abstract

    Knowledge of schoolchildren about the Night of Broken Glass. Topics: degree of familiarity of the term Night of Broken Glass; source of this knowledge; explanation of the term; judgement on the correctness of current reporting about the Reichskristallnacht and the persecution of the Jews; accusation for the events in the Reichskristallnacht; preference for continual reminder of the Reichskristallnacht or for a forgetting of events; judgement on the character traits of Germans and Jews. Demography: age; sex; kind of school; school class; state; occupation of head of household. Also encoded was: city code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren at junior high schools and high schools.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 616
    Number of Variables: 46
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1178 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-18 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

MARPLAN, Offenbach (1981): Historische Kenntnisse über die Reichskristallnacht. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.