Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” was a wave of violent pogroms against Jews throughout Germany and Austria that took place on November 9–10, 1938. Kristallnacht marked a turning point from Hitler’s policy of forced emigration of Jews toward a systematic plan for their annihilation. (ADL website)
This page provides you with links to several virtual Kristallnacht Commemorations that will be taking place this year.
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest’s virtual program will take place on Monday, November 9th. They will have hear from author Arno Michaelis speak with our community about being a neo-Nazi, about how he moved past a life of hate, and about how it’s imperative to speak up against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred when we know it’s happening.
The International March of the Living, The Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience at Rutgers University, and the Jüdischen Gemeinde Frankfurt are pleased to present a specially produced media event: “Let There Be Light”. The program will air on the anniversary of Kristallnacht – The Night of Broken Glass, on November 9th at 7:00PM EST, on the Jewish Broadcasting Service (jbstv.org), Jerusalem Post website (jpost.com), and International March of the Living website (motl.org).
The Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Toleranceinvite you to an extraordinary evening commemorating Kristallnacht The Night of Broken Glass. See the film “Resistance” November 5-10, 2020 courtesy of IFC Films. Registered participants will have exclusive online access to view the film. (Limited tickets available, first-come first-served) A link to view the film will be e-mailed to you before November 5th. Participants can then be part of a virtual commemoration: Clarion Call with Liebe Geft, MOT Director and join the Discussion with special guests from the film “Resistance” on Tuesday, November 10th (6:00PM PST/9:00PM EST).
Saint Elizabeth University’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education is offering two programs. On Sunday, November 8th at 2:00PM, they will have their Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration. Janet Pfeffer Vignola, a second generation survivor, will speak about her parents’ history as survivors. The program “Genocide Prevention in the age of Extremism” will take place on Tuesday, November 10th at 11:30AM. This online discussion features Jacqueline Murekatete, an internationally recognized genocide survivor and human rights activist.