Broken Glass

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On November 9th, we commemorate the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the infamous night during which 267 synagogues were burned down, 7500 Jewish-owned businesses and institutions were destroyed, 92 Jews were murdered and an additional 30,000 were arrested and many were sent to concentration camps.

To commemorate this event, Le Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris organizes an exhibition. Three History teachers and I will go there in December with two classes.

Shabbat Shalom, the OU online magazine, features a slideshow which shows some aspects of the vibrant Jewish community of Berlin today.

5 thoughts on “Broken Glass

  1. What a nice tribute.

    It is so difficult to begin to fathom the horrors of that night.

    I wish I could see that exhibit…I’m sure it will be overwhelming.

  2. I know those classes will get more from that than most other things they have seen so far. My parents visited some sites in Europe about 15 years ago, and they were moved to silence and could barely even speak of it upon their return.

  3. Hi Ilana

    if you are around in Paris, and have time, maybe we could meet and go there together, or meet for a coffee. Or, if you come and go to Adath Shalom, and would like to meet, let me know.
    José

    PS I will soon start a blog related to Jewish topics (from my Giyur perspective). If you want take a look at the first page, it´s http://www.kimitzion.blogspot.com

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