The kristallnacht was a night of infamy. It means "The night of broken glass." The German wanted revenge on the Polish for killing their german embassy leader Vom Rath. He was assassinated by a 17-year-old Polish Jew, who was looking for revenge after the Nazi's murdered his parents a few days before in a mass murder of jews.
Did they get punished more than that night?
Yes. They also put the people who didn't fit the Aryan demographic into concentration camps where they were abused through unnecessary labor, starvation, and even marching to their "final destination," where they were gassed to death before their bodies were burned. Few survived concentration camps.
I learned it from the following... -United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Website -www.theholocaustexplained.org -"The Boy In the Striped Pajamas."- John Boyne
So basically we remember the Holocaust as a traumatic event that affected millions of people. Where did you learn all of this?