On November 9, 1938, the German Nazi government destroyed Jewish homes, businesses, synagogues and families. There were over 25,000 Jews arrested, 91 Jews brutally murdered and hundreds more injured. Kristallnacht (“Night of the Broken Glass”) foreshadowed the terror and destruction of the Holocaust.
To commemorate this tragic day, the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education held an event on November 9, 2017 at Congregation Sons of Israel (CSI) in Nyack that was open to the community. Federation’s Adult Education Director Roberta Seitzman attended the event. Says Seitzman, “It’s important to talk about what happened, and what lessons to learn. We can’t let history repeat itself.” Photos by Jeff Karg