On November 9 and 10, 1938, Nazi paramilitaries in the Sturmabteilung (SA) carried out a pogrom, which later became known as Kristallnacht, against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria. Almost 100 Jews were killed during the attacks, and tens of thousands were arrested and put in concentration camps.
Seventy-five years later, the Leo Baeck Institute and Selfhelp Community Services will remember the victims of Kristallnacht by presenting Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home, an award-winning documentary that explores the origins of the Holocaust and how survivors of Kristallnacht began a new life in Chicago. Samuel Kassow, author of Who Will Write Our History?, will lend historical context to their stories of courage and resilience.
The event will take place Sunday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m. at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. RSVP by calling (212) 744-6400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the event, visit the Leo Baeck Institute website.