Back in the day when world events still had the capacity to shock, Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) -- its 80th anniversary commemorated Friday and Saturday -- was a clear foreshadowing of events that led to the Holocaust. Genocides, after all, don't occur overnight. The fraying of civilization happens first. During these two days of anti-Semitic rioting in 1938 in Austria and Germany, more than 100 Jews were killed, and 267 synagogues and more than 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed.