2018 marks the 80th anniversary of two important turning points in Holocaust history: the Anschluss, in which Austria became part of the Third Reich, and Kristallnacht, commonly referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass.”
Kristallnacht was a turning point for Jews living under Nazi rule; a night of government-sponsored violence against the Jewish community, it demonstrated that life would never be the same for Jews in Germany and Austria. Citizens carried out acts of violence, destroying synagogues and vandalizing their Jewish neighbors’ shops and homes. Thousands of Jewish men were arrested and deported to concentration camps, and 91 Jews were murdered.
Join us to learn more about how to teach about this important topic. Hear from a historian as well as a Holocaust survivor who witnessed Kristallnacht. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit groundbreaking special exhibitions, including New Dimensions in Testimony℠, Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, and The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm.
Participants will earn 3.5 CTLE hours. This program is free, but pre-registration by June 4 is required. This program is open only to active classroom teachers.