Kristallnacht Commemorative Program
Original Program Date: November 13, 2022
About the Program:
The community gathered with us to commemorate Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) also called the November Pogrom which marks the intensification of a regime of terror against the Jews of the Third Reich. The event included commemorative songs and prayers followed by a survivor panel of local Holocaust survivors: Harry Lowenstein, Hal Gotschall, and Suzanne Schneider, and moderated by our new CEO, Talli Dippold.
Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) is the name given to the violent attacks (pogroms) against the businesses, places of worship and homes of the Jews throughout Germany and in the annexed countries (Austria and Sudetenland) on November 9 and 10, 1938. This violence was implemented by the Nazi leaders. The sound of broken glass heard during this attack explains the name given to the event.
Exhibits and programs presented in part with the generous support of the following: