10 2013

75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Jewish Community Center Aud 1200 Edgewood Avenue
Rochester, NY

Contact Bonnie Abrams
461 0490 Ext 250

A Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht Reflections by Curt Lowens Curt Lowens’ family moved from East Prussia (now Poland) to Berlin in 1936, hoping for safety amid the city’s large Jewish community. Instead, they lived through Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass (November 9-10, 1938) that marked a clear escalation of Hitler’s persecution of the Jews. Curt was less than 20 when his family’s plans to escape to the U.S. were thwarted by Germany’s invasion of Holland. Curt’s journey – from Westerbork transit camp to Auschwitz, from his role as active member of the underground to his many acting roles on Broadway, film and television – was one of terror and triumph. Join the Rochester Jewish community in this observance of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Underwritten by The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, the Jacqueline Eissenstat Memorial Fund and The Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information