The so-called „Reichskristallnacht” (Crystal Night)
On November 9, 1938 the organized Nazi hords were active ins Steinsfurt as everywhere in Germany. The homes of the Jews who had remained in Steinsfurt were demolished and looted. The men were seized and brought to the KZ Dachau.
The mob had intended to destroy the synagogue as well as they did in other places. But it was saved since Karl Leonhardt, the new Non-Jewish owner claimed his rights. Since he had good connections his demands were respected.
Only the foundation stone of the synagogue was opened and looted.