November 15, 2020

Kristallnacht Remembered

Today's service is a reminder that we must never forget the past. It is also a recognition of those who were targeted, imprisoned and killed for their beliefs. Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany on November 9-10, 1938. The German authorities looked on without intervening. The name Kristallnacht ("Crystal Night") comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after the windows of the Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues were smashed. Our speakers today are survivors of that terrible night. Hosted by Simme Bobroski.