69th Anniversary of Kristallnacht to be Observed at Xavier

Broken pieces of glass will be distributed | November 8, 2007

WHO: CINCINNATI HILLEL JEWISH STUDENT CENTER AND HILLEL AT XAVIER

WHAT: KRISTALLNACHT, THE NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS.

WHERE: IN FRONT OF THE GALLAGHER STUDENT CENTER AT XAVIER UNIVERSITY

WHEN: NOVEMBER 9th, 2007 FROM 11:00AM-2:00PM

“Remembering the past is a victory of the human spirit. Please keep this piece of glass in remembrance. As you choose not to forget you will lessen the pain and strengthen the memory. Join us in remembering...for OUR future! November 9, 2007 marks the 69th anniversary of the beginning of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. Kristallnacht, or The Night of Broken Glass, actually marks the turning point in the Nazi policy of isolating and disenfranchising Germany’s Jews. During the nights of November 9 and 10, 1938, at least 236 Jews were killed, more than 600 were permanently maimed, well over 500 synagogues were destroyed, and thousands of Jewish businesses and homes were vandalized, burned and robbed. In the next few days, 50,000 Jewish adults were arrested and transported to concentration camps, leaving some 50,000-75,000 children orphaned. The streets of Germany were ablaze using Torah scrolls, prayer books and holy objects to fuel the fires; literally everything was covered in the broken glass. The world stood silent as people watched this watershed event. These nights eventually led to the subsequent murder of 6 million European Jews.”

This is an important event because young adults will reach out to 1,000 other students and educate them about the Holocaust.

THE NAMES OF HOLOCAUST VICTIMS WILL BE READ WHILE PIECES OF GLASS ARE DISTRIBUTED.

For more information please contact Heather Zucker, 513-221-6728, Hillel Jewish Center