We Will Never Forget
Kristallnacht is one of the more common names given to the violent and destructive pogrom carried out against Jews, their cultural artifacts and edifices, between Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, by civilian forces within the Nazi Party in Germany. As a singular event, it demonstrated the sort of violence and destruction that would mark the Holocaust and is seen as an instigator of the wider, government-sanctioned oppression of Jews that would follow it. As a consequence of the rest of Western Civilization ultimately crushing the Nazi menace and finally ending the Holocaust, the event is memorialized yearly. This year in Albuquerque, the Remembrance of Kristallnacht takes place at the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8pm. The observance includes a film viewing and discussion about the past, the future and humanity and morality ... all that good stuff that we as a race of intelligent, compassionate beings, should never forget. (August March)
Thursday Nov 9, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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A video of the Night of Broken Glass followed by a reading of Ellie Wiesel's Nobel Prize acceptance speech and a discussion about the lessons of the Holocaust.
The Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico invites you to join us when we observe and remember the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 7 - 8 p.m. @ the museum, 616 Central SW. The program will include a video of Kristallnacht, also referred to as the "Night of Broken Glass," when the Nazis in Germany on November 9 - 10, 1938 ransacked and destroyed Jewish owned stores, homes,and buildings, as well as smashing and burning synagogues, hospitals, and schools. Kristallnacht marked a turning point toward more violent and repressive treatment of Jews by the Nazis resulting in the systematic murder of some 6 million European Jews along with (by some estimates) 4 - 6 million non Jews. Following the video, there will be a reading of Ellie Wiesel's acceptance speech of his Nobel Peace Prize, and then a discussion about the lessons of the Holocaust.