Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass and shattered community, took place Nov. 9-10, 1938 in Nazi Germany and Austria. Nearly 100 Jews were killed, 25,000 were arrested, synagogues were destroyed and Jewish businesses were vandalized. Kristallnacht is viewed as the beginning of Hitler’s "final solution."
All are invited to attend a program commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht with veteran actor and Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens on Sunday, November 10th, 7 PM at the JCC's Hart Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Avenue.
Curt Lowens, born in 1925 in East Prussia (now Poland), survived Hitler’s reign of terror including Kristallnacht. He went on to become a highly-respected Broadway, film and television actor with credits from General Hospital to the 2009 film Angels & Demons. He will share his extraordinary story at the commemoration.
This program is sponsored by the Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI) and the Jacqueline Eissenstat Memorial Fund of the Foundation, both of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, in partnership with the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival.
The program is free of charge but space is limited; early arrival is recommended.