- Helena Rubinstein Auditorium (Museum)
- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kristallnacht: 75 Years Later
Join us as four Holocaust survivors share their memories of Kristallnacht, or the "Night of Broken Glass." Peter Ammon, German Ambassador to the United States, will deliver opening remarks.
On November 9-10, 1938, Nazi Party officials, Storm Troopers, the SS, Hitler Youth, and some civilians carried out a wave of anti-Jewish violence throughout Germany. These events came to be known as Kristallnacht, which is often translated as the “Night of Broken Glass”--a reference to the untold number of broken windows in synagogues, Jewish-owned stores, community centers, and homes plundered and destroyed during the violence.
At least 91 Jews were killed during Kristallnacht. The passivity with which most German civilians responded to the violence signaled to the Nazi regime that the public was prepared for more extreme measures, which culminated in the Holocaust.
Reservations are not required; seating is first-come, first-served.