The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at College of Saint Elizabeth will hold a Kristallnacht commemoration on Monday, November 5 from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. at the Dolan Performance Hall in the Annunciation Center on campus. The keynote speaker will be Professor Noah Isenberg from the New School and Dr. Norbert Bikales, who will share Kristallnacht and Holocaust survivor testimony. This event is free to attend, but registration is required: https://www.cse.edu/about-cse/centers/hge/kristallnacht-commemoration
On November 9-10, 1938, Nazi Germany facilitated attacks on Jews, their places of business, and places of worship, while authorities failed to intervene. At the end of the violence, approximately 30,000 Jews were arrested, hundreds of synagogues were destroyed, and thousands of businesses were damaged. These events have collectively become known as Kristallnacht or the “Night of Broken Glass.”
The College of Saint Elizabeth’s Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration remembers this event and honors its survivors while providing awareness of the Holocaust as a way to prevent future genocides from occurring.
Mary Colleen Robinson has a communication degree with a concentration in journalism and is currently working as the PR/Social Media Specialist at the College of Saint Elizabeth