Florida Holocaust Museums
Florida Holocaust Museum’s Kristallnacht event features Commemoration of Holocaust History. This year’s Kristallnacht commemoration at the Florida Holocaust Museum will remember the 81st Anniversary of Kristallnacht, “the Night of Broken Glass,” with a commemoration service on Sunday, Nov. 10, including prayers and candle-lighting with Holocaust Survivors.
Immediately following the commemoration service, Julie Kohner, a Second-Generation Holocaust Survivor, will speak. Julie’s program, “Voices of the Generations,” teaches the devastation of the Holocaust through its impact on one family.
Additionally, this year’s commemoration at The Florida Holocaust that day will include free Museum admission from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. This program is free and open to the public; however, RSVP is required. To confirm your attendance, please call 727-820.0100 -301. The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S in St. Petersburg.
Kristallnacht and the Night of Broken Glass
Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, also called the November Pogrom(s), was a pogrom against Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany on 9–10 November 1938. The German authorities looked on without intervening. The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues were smashed. For more information about this event check-out the Florida Holocaust Museum.