Kristallnacht Commemoration

Posted in: Opinion on November 4, 2011

The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College will host a screening of Only A Number for the annual Kristallnacht commemoration 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Warner Student Life Center.
Present at the showing of the award-winning documentary will be director Steven H. Besserman.
Kristallnacht literally translates to “Night of Crystal” and refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on Nov. 9 and 10, 1938 throughout Germany, annexed Austria and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. Shards of shattered glass lined the German streets from the broken windows of the 267 synagogues and 7,500 Jewish-owned businesses that were plundered and destroyed. Over 30,000 Jewish males were arrested and deported to concentration camps.
Groups are welcome at the presentation. Pre-registration is requested. General admission is $10; Center members and students are admitted free. For information and to register, visit www.chhange.org or call (732) 224-1889.

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