Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht

THE HISTORY OF KRISTALLNACHT

Each year the Holocaust Center sponsors a community program in remembrance of Kristallnacht (“Night of Broken Glass”), a series of attacks against Jews in Germany and Austria. On November 9–10, 1938 thousands of Jewish homes, shops, schools and synagogues were ransacked and destroyed, leaving the streets covered in pieces of smashed windows—the origin of the name “Night of Broken Glass.”

That terrifying night marks the moment that should have erased any doubt about Hitler’s intentions. Jewish lives were in jeopardy, and clearly there would be further tragedy. Yet the world stood by in silence.

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OUR LOCAL OBSERVANCE WILL BE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8 AT 4 PM, FEATURING THE DRAMA

Kindertransport

Kindertransport, an award-winning play by Diane Samuels, examines the psychological scars left on one of the 10,000 unaccompanied Jewish children who were evacuated to England from Europe between December 1938 and the declaration of war against Germany.

It is a bold play about Jewish identity, the difficult moral choices facing a Jewish parent in the late 1930s in Germany, what it means to “save” your child, and the tender yet frightening history of children uprooted from the families they cherish and sent to lonely, confusing saftey with strangers.

Through its characters, we are challenged to think about the impact of choices we make and those choices made for us, and the bonds of family that complete our stories.

This program, presented in collaboration with the Theater at the J at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center, is open to the public free of charge, but reservations will be required. Reservations can be made through Ticketleap. For other information call 407-628-0555.

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