On November 9, the 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass), the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will be open free of charge from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Join us as we participate in the Remember and Be the Light campaign, placing candles in our windows to remember Kristallnacht and to protest hatred in our own time. During your Museum visit, come to the Anne & Bernard Spitzer Grand Foyer to light a candle, remember, and reflect. #RememberandBetheLight
At 12:30, Ruth Zimbler, a Holocaust survivor and member of the Museum’s Speakers Bureau, will share her eyewitness account of Kristallnacht. Please reserve your seat for this special program. Ruth was born in Vienna in 1928. On November 10, 1938, during Kristallnacht, she and her brother Walter watched the destruction of the largest synagogue in Vienna from their apartment. Ruth and Walter were on the first Kindertransport (Children’s Transport) out of Vienna in December 1938. Their father, who worked for the Jewish Community of Vienna, facilitated the journey to den Haag, Holland. Ruth and her family eventually made it to New York in late 1939.