Commemorate those we have lost, and remember that there is light and hope in an educated future, and in our young people, who will not let the world forget.
When: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
Join us as we honor the Holocaust Survivors of our community, remember the unthinkable, and commit to promoting tolerance and justice in our world. Three local teens, Ethan Habecker, Talya Steinberg, and Matthew Wallock, will speak about their recent experiences in Poland and Israel, and we'll close with a candle-lighting ceremony with Cantorial Soloist Judy Karin. Come and commemorate those we have lost, and remember that there is light and hope in an educated future, and in our young people, who will not let the world forget.
Kristallnacht, the government-initiated and organized wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms, took place across Germany and Austria on November 9 and 10, 1938. It marked a significant turning point in the tragic history of the Holocaust. 30,000 Jewish men and boys were arrested, and legislation intended to isolate and disenfranchise Jews dramatically increased after this date. Hundreds of synagogues, Jewish businesses and homes were destroyed and vandalized, and sacred books and ritual objects were smashed and ruined. Shattered glass was everywhere, so these events came to be known as “Kristallnacht” or "The Night of Broken Glass."
In the words of our youth, it is important to commemorate this sad and horrifying event "to remember,” “so that it never happens again,” and “to stop discrimination” today.
Event posted Oct. 22, 2013
Last updated Oct. 22, 2013