German Consul to Speak at Kristallnacht Remembrance, Congregation Mt. Sinai Saturday

The night of November 9-10 will be the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht (“the night of broken glass”; see photo), when mobs led by Nazi soldiers and police attacked Jewish people and their homes, places of business, and houses of worship. Congregation Mount Sinai, at 250 Cadman Plaza West, will remember Kristallnacht this Saturday, November 5, from noon to 2:00 p.m., following the morning service. Brita Wagener, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, will speak about the late German prosecutor Fritz Bauer, who made it his mission to bring Nazi criminals to justice and to obtain compensation for their victims.

Photo: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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  • Lew Lieberman

    1933-2016 is 83 years, not 68

  • Jorale-man

    …And history repeats itself. Somehow appropriate that this post runs beneath the call to Heights residents to get out and vote on Tuesday.

  • Claude Scales

    Hazards of doing math in my head at 10:43 p.m. after a snifter of Cognac. Thanks; I’ve made the correction.