Wednesday, November 08, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The term “Kristallnacht” (Night of Broken Glass”) refers to the organized anti-Jewish riots in Germany and Austria, November 9-10, 1938. These riots marked a major transition in Nazi policy and were, in many ways, a harbinger of the “Final Solution.” In retrospect, Kristallnacht was more than the shattering of windows and illusions. It portended the physical destruction of European Jewry. This multi-faith liturgy including prayers, sacred readings and musical selections commemorating the Night of Broken Glass are both a memorial and a warning, a warning that given recent events such as those in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August and in so many other places around the world in our day, we must heed. The guest speaker for this year’s service is Michal Schwartz, translator of Ilse Weber’s Dancing on a Powder Keg.